British PM meets with Saudi king after UAE defence dealNovember 8, 2012
Source: Arabian Business
British Prime Minister David Cameron met with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and other top Saudi officials in Jeddah on Tuesday following a two-day visit to the UAE, where he secured a defence partnership with the Gulf state.
The two leaders discussed “existing relations and cooperation between the two countries and prospects of boosting cooperation in various fields,” state news agency SPA reported.
The UK and the UAE on Tuesday said they had agreed on a range of defence and bilateral partnerships.
“We will work together to… deepen our defence ties by; continuing the development of our joint plans for the security of the UAE and wider Gulf region; increasing our joint exercises and training; and by investing in the British military presence in the UAE,” Downing Street said in a statement.