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Visits Abroad: Gulf States

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 161134, tabled on 5 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whom he met during his visit of 26-28 May 2018 to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

Answered on

12 July 2018

My Rt. Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade visited Bahrain and UAE in order to promote UK trade and investment as we prepare to leave the EU, and to demonstrate the UK’s commitment to partner with them on their ambitious diversification plans, with the UAE being the UK’s 4th largest export partner outside of the EU.

In Bahrain, the Secretary of State met with HRH the Crown Prince of Bahrain, the Prime Minister, the Minister for Transport and Telecommunications, the Minister for Oil, and the Minister for Industry, Commerce and Tourism. He also met with Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat.

In the UAE, the Secretary of State met with HRH the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Mubadala Investment Company, and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

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Department for International Trade