Theresa May discusses human rights with Saudi Crown Prince
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May broached the subject of human rights in a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, amid domestic scrutiny over the U.K’s backing of a Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen, TIME reports.
Prince Mohammed is on a three-day visit to Britain, during which the two countries hope to hash out up to £65billion ($90billion) in trade and investment deals, the BBC reports.
In a statement issued Wednesday, a Downing Street spokesperson said that during their meeting May “welcomed” recent reforms in Saudi Arabia, “including on women attending sporting events and the cinema, and being legally able to drive from June.”
The Prime Minister and Crown Prince had agreed to work together to intensify reforms, “particularly on women’s rights and on universal human rights,” the spokesperson said.