Theresa May welcomed the appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince and deputy prime minister of Saudi Arabia, Arabnews reported.
“I am pleased to welcome the appointment of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia,” May said in a statement Wednesday.
The relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of England, she added, is strong and historic “and we continue to work closely together in a range of areas.”
The *official added that “Our growing trade and investment ties are important for the prosperity of all our citizens.”
She affirmed that Britain remains a “firm supporter of Saudi Arabia’s ambitious reform agenda ‘Vision 2030’ which is essential for Saudi Arabia’s long-term stability and success.”
In a royal decree early on June 21, Salman placed his son, Mohammed, 31, as first in line to the throne.
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