Saudi Arabia in joint venture with Spain's Navantia to build navy vessels
The deal, announced earlier this year, is the first military contract signed by the kingdom with a foreign country since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which caused a global outcry.
The signing ceremony was held on Tuesday in Riyadh, said the state-run Saudi Press Agency, which carried photographs of the event.
Saudi officials initially insisted Khashoggi had left the consulate, then said he died in an unplanned "rogue operation". The kingdom’s public prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb later said he was killed in a premeditated attack.
The Spanish defense industry has come under fire for supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia because of concerns their use is causing civilian casualties in Yemen. (Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; editing by Nafisa Eltahir)
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