Simon Collis, British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, gave a very interesting political and economic briefing at an event for members, co-hosted by SBJBC and British Expertise International on Thursday 22nd September. Simon answered questions on a variety of topics and was keen to highlight the strong relationship between the UK and Saudi Arabia. He referred to the opportunities for cooperation in implementing Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Programme in key sectors including education, healthcare and infrastructure.
This sentiment was mirrored earlier in the day by Philip Hammond, when he spoke at the Saudi National Day Reception at the Saudi Embassy. The Chancellor said that the UK was very much at the forefront of Saudi Arabia’s mind in the implementation of their Vision 2030, representing a crucial “strategic partner of choice” for the Kingdom.