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In pictures: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Saudi Arabia

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson reiterated Britain's close ties to Saudi Arabia on a visit on Sunday and said candour was also important, days after making comments widely seen as critical of the conservative Gulf Arab country.

In pictures: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Saudi Arabia
British Secretray of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson speaks during a joint press conference, on December 11, 2016 in Riyadh, with Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Saudi Arabia days after being censured by his own government over remarks that Britain's Gulf ally was engaged in 'proxy wars'. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Saudi Arabia
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir gives a joint press conference, on December 11, 2016 in Riyadh, with British Secretray of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Saudi Arabia days after being censured by his own government over remarks that Britain's Gulf ally was engaged in 'proxy wars'. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Saudi Arabia
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir (R) and British Secretray of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson (L) give a joint press conference, on December 11, 2016 in Riyadh. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Saudi Arabia days after being censured by his own government over remarks that Britain's Gulf ally was engaged in 'proxy wars'. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Saudi Arabia
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir (R) and British Secretray of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson (L) arrive for a joint press conference, on December 11, 2016 in Riyadh. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Saudi Arabia days after being censured by his own government over remarks that Britain's Gulf ally was engaged in 'proxy wars'. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Saudi Arabia
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir (R) and British Secretray of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson (L) arrive for a joint press conference, on December 11, 2016 in Riyadh. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Saudi Arabia days after being censured by his own government over remarks that Britain's Gulf ally was engaged in 'proxy wars'. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Saudi Arabia
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir (R) and British Secretray of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson (L) give a joint press conference, on December 11, 2016 in Riyadh. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Saudi Arabia days after being censured by his own government over remarks that Britain's Gulf ally was engaged in 'proxy wars'. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)