Mr Johnson said: “We face a new reality, which we have to confront together with our allies.
“I am visiting Saudi Arabia and the UAE, who are key partners in ensuring regional security and stabilising global energy markets after Russia’s unprecedented, brutal and illegal invasion.”
It is believed he will use his trip to convince Gulf states to further boost their own production of oil and gas.
However, the Prime Minister has faced criticism for this trip as it comes days after Saudi Arabia conducted a mass execution of 81 men.
The Labour Leader, Sir Keir Starmer said that “going cap in hand from dictator to dictator is not an energy strategy.”
The government is expected to unveil a new energy supply strategy in the coming days.
Today the Prime Minister is visiting the UAE and Saudi Arabia for talks on energy, regional security and international diplomacy as part of the UK’s work to galvanise global action on the invasion of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/x3XaqWNJcW
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) March 16, 2022