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Saudi Arabia to buy 48 Typhoons from UK, £65bn of additional trade agreed

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Saudi Arabia has signed a preliminary deal to buy 48 Typhoon fighter jets from the UK.

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The jets are part of a multibillion-pound deal which has been under discussion for many years. The preliminary deal comes on the final day of a three-day official visit by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The visit included talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and an audience with the Queen. There was also an estimated £65bn of additional trade agreed for the coming years as part of the Crown Prince's Vision 2030 economic plan.

Before his visit, the 32-year-old Crown Prince talked about the importance of security ties between between the UK and Saudi Arabia. He said both countries would be "much safer if you have a strong relationship with Saudi Arabia".

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