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Cop26: Topical Questions (19 Jan 2022)

Alok Sharma: I have just concluded constructive visits to Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, the respective holders of COP27 and COP28. I met a range of Government Ministers and businesses, and we agreed that we would work closely to ensure the lasting impact of climate negotiations and other climate commitments made in Glasgow.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Politics and Government (18 Jan 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: secure a lasting solution to the current political crisis. We therefore welcome the UN's announcement that they will facilitate talks to help resolve the situation. The Sudan Quad (UK, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and US) released a statement on 8 January welcoming this initiative, urging all Sudanese political actors to seize this opportunity to restore the country's transition...

Elections Bill: New Clause 11 - Power to make regulations about registration, absent voting and other matters (17 Jan 2022)

Liam Byrne: ..., which dealt with Russian arms and ammunition suppliers. Sources inside the Russian Government say that Mr Amersi was involved in these deals, providing finance from Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates, along with private clients from Syria and Iran, to help exports into the middle east. Mr Amersi, it is said, dealt directly with Hudsotrade and two of the shareholders, who were later...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Promotion: Food (17 Jan 2022)

Mike Freer: ...Affairs and DIT recently announced that eight new specialist agricultural attachés would be placed in priority markets to tackle trade barriers, building on existing roles in China and the United Arab Emirates.

Written Answers — Home Office: Interpol: Public Appointments (14 Jan 2022)

Kit Malthouse: ...of INTERPOL and considered our vote carefully in advance of the elections. We are committed to the promotion of universal freedoms and human rights and we encourage all states, including the United Arab Emirates, to uphold international human rights obligations. Proportionate due diligence is undertaken into individuals seeking election to the role of INTERPOL President. In the run up to...

Bahraini Political Prisoners (13 Jan 2022)

Bambos Charalambous: ...and Democracy. It is also well known that there has been a crackdown in Bahrain, targeting members of the majority Shi’a community, since authorities crushed the popular uprising during the 2011 Arab spring. Bahrain has even shunned visit requests—from the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights defenders in 2012 and 2015, and even more recently from special rapporteurs on...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Arms Trade: Arab States (13 Jan 2022)

Ruth Cadbury: the Written Statement of 8 December 2021, HCWS449 on Trade Policy Update, what assessment her Department made of the potential effect of those changes on levels of arms exports to (a) Saudi Arabia and (b) United Arab Emirates.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: United Arab Emirates: Prisoners (11 Jan 2022)

Stephen Timms: ...Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to my letter of 22 December 2021, what discussions her Department has had with its counterparts in the United Arab Emirates on the incarceration of Mr Saad Hasan Bashir at Al Sadr Prison.

Refugees: Mass Displacement - Motion to Take Note (6 Jan 2022)

the Earl of Sandwich: ...the EU, are we not falling back in influence in the Middle East? Have we abandoned the two-state solution altogether and what is the UK position on the so-called Abraham accords, which draw a few Arab states into economic and, above all, security arrangements with Israel? The Biden Government have not so far stepped back from these agreements, although in September Mr Kushner feared that...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Iran: Nuclear Power and Terrorism (5 Jan 2022)

Robert Jenrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) Bahrain, (b) Saudi Arabia and (c) United Arab Emirates on the strategic challenges posed by Iran’s (a) nuclear programme and (b) support for terror groups.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Environment Protection: Technology (4 Jan 2022)

Lord Shinkwin: ...share UK expertise in green technology with partners in (1) the Middle East, and (2) North Africa region, following the water-for-energy deal agreed by Israel and Jordan, and brokered by the United Arab Emirates.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Middle East: Peace Negotiations (23 Dec 2021)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The United Kingdom (UK) warmly welcomed the normalisation agreements between Israel, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Sudan. These were historic steps which see the normalisation of relations between friends of the UK. Restoring cooperation is an important and constructive step towards peace, and shows both sides are willing to put the needs and security of both Israelis and...

International Development Strategy - Motion to Take Note (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Balfe: ...the noble Lord, Lord Alton, about the BBC. The BBC World Service is one of the great triumphs of British soft power. I am told that it is listened to by around 456 million people in the world. Its Arabic audience alone is more than 40 million people. This is an area where we can get over our values and get them over in a way that is acceptable, because the World Service is probably one of...

FCDO Staffing (16 Dec 2021)

Thomas Tugendhat: ...hon. Friend for the work that he has done in his own part of the world as a Foreign Office Minister? The bilateral relationships that he has helped to build, along with his impressive command of Arabic, have transformed some of the relationships and moved them to a whole new footing, and that is enormously welcome. In that work, what he has seen is some fantastic envoys of this country...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Indo-pacific Region: Warships (16 Dec 2021)

James Heappey: ...Group. N/A Republic of Korea Defence Engagement - at sea reception and capability demonstration. Search and rescue exercise. Press Release Romania Port Visit to Constanta. N/A Saudi Arabia Port Visit to Jeddah and Participation in the CDS-led Dragon Group. At sea PASSEX with the Royal Saudi Navy. Singapore Port visit to Sembawang. Reception and capability demonstration....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Languages: Education (10 Dec 2021)

Liz Saville-Roberts: ..., what steps he is taking to increase awareness in schools of (a) British Sign Language, (b) Welsh, (c) Ulster Scots, (d) Irish, (e) Shelta, (f) Cornish, (g) Polish, (h) Punjabi, (i) Urdu, (k) Arabic and (l) other languages used in the UK.

UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees - Question (9 Dec 2021)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: well. For example, we very much encourage recent announcements from the new Israeli Government on the added support they are giving, in terms of both economic prosperity and security, for the Arab community in Israel. Israel is a key partner for the UK. That means that, as a friend and partner, where we have issues of concern we raise them directly.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Middle East Opportunities (6 Dec 2021)

Gordon Lyons: ...sure that we make the most of the links that we have established in recent years. Secondly, there are huge opportunities for Northern Ireland companies that are exporting not just to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) but across the Middle East. During our visit, we heard again and again of the real opportunities that exist with Saudi Arabia. I was pleased to meet representatives from Saudi...

Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (24 Nov 2021)

Andrew Percy: ..., but seemed to forget the other part of the story as to why the other elements of it had not been made good on and the culpability of Israel’s neighbours in preventing the creation of a viable Arab state at the time of the creation of the state of Israel, so there was something lacking there. I was also slightly confused, as was my right hon. Friend the Member for Forest of Dean (Mr...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Air Force: Military Exercises (24 Nov 2021)

James Heappey: collective training with Joint and Multinational elements, since November 2018. These exercises took place in France, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, Oman, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America.

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