6 Mar 2018

British firms hope to benefit from Saudi Crown Prince visit

International Editor

British businesses are hoping for a bonanza from tomorrow’s visit by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. They’re hoping to benefit from his ambitious plans to modernise the Saudi economy.

Since being elevated to the position of Crown Prince last year, he’s led an anti-corruption crackdown and pushed for social reforms, including allowing women to drive.

But he’s also the main architect of the war in Yemen, which has caused massive suffering and malnutrition, and critics say the human rights situation in the Kingdom is no better than before.