Boris Johnson treated to £14,000 trip by Saudis days before Jamal Khashoggi murder

The former Foreign Secretary was treated to an all expenses paid trip to the Gulf Kingdom, funded by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Johnson had his transport, food and accommodation covered on a three day trip to Saudi Arabia on September the 19th, less than two weeks before the murder of dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Embassy in Turkey.

His entry in the Commons register of members' interest said the visit was for "meeting with regional figures to promote education for women and girls".

Since 2010, British MPs have received more than £320,000 in trips, paid for by the Saudi government.

Tory MP, Leo Doherty, received a trip to the Gulf monarchy worth £16,057, and later asked Theresa May at Prime Minister's Questions whether she “agree[d] that the kingdom is in fact a force for tremendous stability in a very turbulent region?”

Mr. Johnson has been contacted for comment.

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