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PM meets with Saudi Foreign Minister

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Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed Saudi Foreign Minister, His Royal Highness Prince Saud al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz, to Number 10.

During the meeting, Mr Cameron and Prince Saud welcomed the strength of the bilateral relationship between the UK and Saudi Arabia and agreed to establish a regular strategic dialogue.

The PM’s spokesperson said:

On Libya, the Prime Minister set out the action we were taking in support of implementation of UNSCR 1973. Prince Saud expressed strong support for the aims of UNSCR 1973 and the steps being taken by the international community to enforce it.

They also discussed Bahrain. The Prime Minister made clear that we supported the process of political dialogue that the Bahraini Government was seeking to take forward and that we encouraged all parties to take part in it.

The Prime Minister stressed that the Bahraini Government’s approach to the situation needed to be based on the principle of reform to address the legitimate aspirations of the people of Bahrain.