Britain, Saudi Arabia call for Hezbollah disarmament
'The two countries agreed to work together to support the Lebanese Government and to work together to disarm Hezbollah from its weapons and counter its destabilizing role,' statement concluding Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman's visit to London says.
"The two countries agreed to work together to support the Lebanese Government and to work together to disarm Hezbollah from its weapons and counter its destabilizing role," the statement read.
The statement also addressed the currently-stagnant Middle East peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, expressing their support to the two-state solution "based on the Arab Peace Initiative and the relevant United Nations’ resolutions."
Concerning Iran, the two countries "stressed the importance of Iran’s adherence to the principles of good neighboring behaviors, and not interfering in the internal affairs of countries in accordance with international norms and the United Nations Charter."
Bin Salman landed in London on Wednesday and met with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. The official Saudi Press Agency noted the visit was meant "to establish the relations between the two countries and develop them, in order to support interests shared by both sides."
In the conclusion statement, Britain expressed its support of Bin Salman's plan for development in his country, titled "Saudi Vision 2030," which seeks to create economic and social reforms in the Arab kingdom.
Britain and Saudi agreed to establish a "Strategic Partnership Council" that would convene once a year and discuss economic, security and humanitarian issues.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, London and Riyadh signed agreements that would bring to $100 billion in mutual investments in the coming decade, including $30 billion of direct investments.