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Why is Rishi rolling out the red carpet for MBS?

18 August 2023

12:09 AM

18 August 2023

12:09 AM

Why is the government so keen for Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto ruler, to visit Britain? Or, as the television comedian and interviewer Mrs Merton might have put it to Rishi Sunak: ‘So, what first attracted you to the stupendously wealthy Saudi leader?’

Bin Salman’s visit is expected to take place this autumn but as yet there is no firm date.

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