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Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 225384, tabled on 25 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his counterpart in the German Government on the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

4 March 2019

The United Kingdom and Germany have a close relationship which allows us to have continual discussions on a broad range of matters at all levels. The Foreign Secretary discussed, amongst other issues, arms sales to Saudi Arabia with his German counterpart, Foreign Minister Maas, on 1 and 20 February. He has also written to Mr Maas on this issue. All UK export licence applications for Saudi Arabia are assessed rigorously against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing criteria.