Jeremy Hunt

The UK foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday to urge leaders to cooperate with Turkey’s investigation into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Hunt will be the first senior British minister to visit Saudi Arabia since the Washington Post columnist was killed in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul more than a month ago.

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Hunt will meet with King Salman and his son, the country’s de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to end the war in Yemen.

Speaking before his trip, Hunt said: “We encourage the Saudi authorities to cooperate fully with the Turkish investigation into his death so that we deliver justice for his family and the watching world.

“The international community remain united in horror and outrage at the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi.”