The Saudi embassy in the UK has welcomed the decision of the British Supreme Court that ruled to continue granting export licences to sell weapons to the Saudi-led Arab coalition to restore legitimacy to Yemen.
London’s High Court this week rejected a bid by Campaign Against Arms Trade, UK-based organisation, on halting Britain’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Following the court decision, British Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament that she welcomes the judgment.
“It shows that we do in this country operate one of the most robust export- control regimes in the world.”
The Saudi-led Arab coalition is working with the unanimous support of the UN Security Council to thwart the Houthi-backed rebellion in Yemen against the internationally recognised government of President Abdrabbou Mansour Hadi.
In a statement released on Saudi Press Agency, the Saudi embassy in the UK hailed the court’s decision and reiterated Saudi Arabia’s firm commitment to comply with international humanitarian laws.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom work together in various fields, the most important of which is joint cooperation in the fight against terrorism and the desire to establish peace and stability in Yemen and the region as well,” the statement said.
“The two Kingdoms are also capable of conducting a frank and transparent dialogue, in an atmosphere of mutual respect,” it added.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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