Spain and Saudi Arabia have signed numerous military cooperation agreements involving among other things the supply of five corvettes worth a total of 2 billion euros. The agreements were signed on the occasion of Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman’s visit to the Spanish capital, which was marked by protests against human rights violations in Saudi Arabia and the war in Yemen.
Amnesty International, FundiPau, Greenpeace and Oxfam Intermon have condemned the sale of Spanish arms to Riyadh.
6,000 Yemeni civilians have been killed since saudi Arabia started bombing its neighbour, El Pais reports. Bin Salman, who also serves as defence minister, highlighted “Spain’s role as important partner for the success of the project to diversify the country’s economy”.