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Saudi Arabia: State Visit

Volume 694: debated on Tuesday 24 July 2007

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (David Miliband) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia, has been invited to pay a state visit to the United Kingdom from 30 October to 1 November 2007. The visit will further strengthen the good relations which exist between the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This visit will build on our shared history of partnership and close ties in culture, sport and education as we work together to tackle the common challenges all countries face in a globalised world.