Alkhorayef visits UK Parliament, meets British minister
Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Alkhorayef has visited the UK Parliament in the Palace of Westminster accompanied by the Undersecretary of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Le Rowley.
Numerous industry and mining leaders accompanied the minister during his visit to the United Kingdom. The visit aims to enhance collaboration and bilateral relations in industry and mining.
Alkhorayef was briefed on the history of the palace and its most key features and artifacts during the tour of the Palace of Westminster.
The palace is one of the largest parliamentary buildings in the world, and plays a pivotal role in British society and for the British government. The minister also listened to an explanation about the history of the UK Parliament.
The minister's visit is intended to strengthen Saudi-British relations, as the Kingdom's total non-oil exports to the UK amount to SR1.53 billion, while total non-oil imports to the UK amount to SR10.50 billion in 2020.
The Kingdom seeks to increase collaboration by introducing investors to quality investment opportunities in the industrial and mining sectors.
Later, Alkhorayef met in London with Minister of State for Farming, Fisheries and Food Victoria Prentis, and Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Agri-Innovation and Climate Adaptation Jo Churchill MP. The meeting was attended by industry and mining leaders.
They discussed common interests between the two countries, highlighted investment opportunities in the industrial sector, and reinforced bilateral relations.
Both sides also discussed expanding areas of collaboration and exchanging expertise and knowledge in the food industry, new technologies and trends that contribute to protecting the environment and reducing damage.
He explained the opportunities that help empower quality investments in the industrial and mining sectors and the numerous initiatives and programs the Kingdom launched to support and promote investment.