King receives British Prime Minister David Cameron

November 6, 2012

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz received visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron at his palace in Jeddah today. At the outset of the meeting, King Abdullah decorated the Prime Minister with the King Abdulaziz Sash of the First Class, traditionally granted to leaders of friendly countries. Prime Minister Cameron expressed pride over this honor and conveyed the greetings of British Queen Elizabeth II. Then, the two sides discussed bilateral relations and reviewed international developments, especially regarding the Palestinian and Syrian crises.

The meeting and the decoration ceremony were attended on the Saudi side by Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz; Prince Miteb bin Abdulaziz; Makkah Governor Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz; Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz; Special Envoy of the King Prince Miqren bin Abdulaziz; Chief of General Intelligence Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz; Commander of the National Guard Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz; Saudi Ambassador to the United Kingdom Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz; Minister of Interior Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz; and Vice Foreign Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. The British side included Defense Secretary Philip Hammond; British Ambassador to the Kingdom John Jenkins; National Security Advisor Sir Kim Darosh; Chief of Staff at Downing Street Edward Leolin; Special Secretary to the Prime Minister John Kasson; and Deputy Chief of the British Diplomatic Mission in Riyadh Ruddick Drummond.

Afterwards, King Abdullah held a luncheon in honor of the British Prime Minister and his delegation.