ENERGY SECURITY: UK PM Johnson to fly to Middle East amid Russia/Ukraine Invasion
By Iain Fraser – Consultant Geopolitical Editor
The UK Foreign Office has confirmed that UK Prime minister, Boris Johnson is to fly to the UAE then on to Riyadh today (Wednesday, 16 March 2022) for discussions with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman [MBS] on oil supplies hoping the Gulf state can increase its production of fuel – in a bid to end Europe´s dependency on Russia energy.
The planned visit has received mixed reactions particularly human rights organisations since the trip is planned only days after Saudi Arabia executed 81 people in the largest ever mass execution in the kingdom´s history.
However, defending his trip, the British premier told reporters in London that “if we are going to stand up to Putin’s bullying,” it will be necessary to talk to other energy producers. Click Here
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