May meets Saudi King at EU-Arab League summit as Crown Prince MBS remains on sidelines

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Prime Minister Theresa May met with Saudi Arabia's King today at an EU summit - with the under-fire Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines following the fall-out from the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Mrs May sat down with King Salman at the EU-League of Arab States summit in Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt and prior to the meeting said she would call on him to use his influence to encourage Yemeni parties towards peace as the brutal civil war rages on.

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was absent from the summit, with his reputation severely damaged following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Saudi government has always denied he had anything to do with the murder of Khashoggi, a royal insider-turned-critic.

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It comes after Princess Rima bint Bandar, Saudi Arabia's first woman ambassador was hired to boost the kingdom's battered international reputation following the murder of Khashoggi at the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate.

At the summit the Prime Minister also pledged £200 million in humanitarian aid for Yemen as the UK called for an end to the Middle East nation's brutal civil war.

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Mrs May said: 'I can announce today that the UK will pledge £200 million in new funding to provide immediate and lifesaving humanitarian aid for millions of people in Yemen who are living without access to food or clean water.

'We are playing our part, and will continue to do so - but there is still more that we as an international community can do.

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'At the summit in Egypt I will call on our partners in Europe and in the region to continue to provide the aid that is so desperately needed and to maintain their vital support for the peace process.'

The Prime Minister urged a political settlement to end the war in Yemen and praised recent talks in Stockholm.

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