Trade Relationship with the Middle East

Part of International Trade – in the House of Commons on 15th April 2021.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee

Today is Yom Ha’atzmaut—Israeli independence day—so I hope that my hon. Friend will wish Israel happy independence day. The normalisation of ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain last year was a hugely positive step not only for regional peace but for commerce, tourism and cultural exchanges. Does my hon. Friend agree that the United Kingdom is well placed to support our ally Israel in developing ties in the region, and will he explore the opportunities that these new trade relationships could bring to our country?