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U.K. Welcomes Saudi Prince in Push for International Credibility

  • Red carpet for ‘MBS’ as London plans post-Brexit partnerships
  • Protests over Yemen and arms as May’s government courts deals
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Bloomberg’s Andrew Barden reports on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s trip to London.(Source: Bloomberg)

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s lightning reform program for Saudi Arabia will face its first test abroad Wednesday as he holds talks in London at the start of a tour of capitals designed to burnish his credentials as a leader in waiting.

He will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II as he seeks to put foreign policy controversies in Yemen, Lebanon and Qatar to one side and prove he can be a reliable partner as Britain seeks to forge new relationships after voting to quit the European Union.