Philip Hammond discusses issues of mutual concern with King Salman


DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday met British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to discuss economic and financial investments between the two countries and security cooperation amid heightened tensions with Iran.

During the meeting, King Salman and Hammond reviewed means of developing and strengthening economic opportunities in accordance with Vision 2030.

The meeting was attended by Saudi interior minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin  Naif, Saudi minister of state Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Saudi minister of foreign affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf and Saudi finance minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan.
The meeting was also attended by Richard Oppenheim from the British Embassy in the Kingdom, Ken Costa – the special envoy for Vision 2030, and Duncan McCourt – the special advisor of the British Chancellor of the Exchequer.