Gulf States

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what British policy in the Gulf is; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson Minister of State

The UK has a deep and strong relationship with its Gulf Co-operation Council partners. The Gulf Initiative, launched in 2010, has sought to co-ordinate and develop the relationship further. In its recent report, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee broadly endorsed Government policy towards the region.

We continue to look at ways to strengthen our relationship with the Gulf states.

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