Talks turn to defense on final day Saudi crown prince's United Kingdom visit

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Upon the arrival of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the military base, Typhoon fighter jets performed a fly-past to welcome him along with a guard of honor while the national anthems were played.

The UK and Saudi governments signed a "memorandum of intent" on Friday - a prelude to finalising the deal - as part of Crown Prince and de factor Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman's trip to the UK.

The Eurofighter fleet will gradually replace the Tornado GR4 fighter bombers operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force.

The firm saw its share price rocket by almost three per cent on the news.

Following the blockade by UAE and Saudi Arabia, Qatar is bolstering its defense capabilities to meet any hostile situations from its neighbors.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman outside 10 Downing Street in London on March 7, 2018.

During the hour-long visit at Lambeth Palace, the pair discussed the crown prince's reform plans and Welby - the head of the Anglican church - expressed his concerns about the treatment of Christians in Saudi Arabia.

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The baptism is a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II, who is the head of the Church of England. According to CNN , Markle personally asked Welby to perform the ceremony.

Later this month Prince Mohammed, 32 will visit the United States, which also wants lucrative ties with the country.

Meanwhile opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused May's government of "colluding" in war crimes by selling Saudi Arabia military equipment.

During Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman three day visit to the United Kingdom he visited Downing Street, met the Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

A final deal would not resurrect those jobs, the company said, but would provide continuing employment to 5,000 people working on the Typhoons....

Mrs May defended the UK's ties with Saudi Arabia earlier this week, saying all arms sales are strictly regulated.

Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade said the United Kingdom had already licensed £4.6bn of arms for Saudi Arabia since the Yemen conflict began in 2015.

It is the primary quick reaction and expeditionary aircraft of the UK, Spain, Germany and Italy.

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