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Jamal Khashoggi

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 9th March 2020.

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Photo of The Marquess of Lothian The Marquess of Lothian Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, during his current visit to Saudi Arabia, the Foreign Secretary will raise with the government of that country (1) reports of the involvement of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and (2) the need for Saudi Arabia to (a) hold all those responsible to account and (b) ensure similar such crimes do not happen again.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

The UK and Saudi Arabia have a longstanding bilateral relationship, based on a number of pillars including trade, investment, defence, security, energy and shared concerns about regional issues.

The Foreign Secretary will raise and discuss human rights concerns in his first official visit to the region.

We have been clear that Mr Khashoggi's killing was a terrible crime, and that his family deserve to see justice done. Saudi Arabia must hold all those responsible to account and ensure such an atrocity can never happen again. We have consistently set out our grave concerns - both publicly and privately - and will continue to do so.

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