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Medical Equipment: United Arab Emirates

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 4th May 2020.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with her Emirati counterpart to help secure the import of essential medical supplies to the UK; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

My Rt Hon Friend for Bournemouth West, the former Minister of State for Trade Policy, held discussions with H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy for the United Arab Emirates, on 6 April 2020, discussing the UK and UAE response and collaboration in relation to Covid-19, and our wider trading relationship. The Minister of State highlighted the immediate challenges facing nations around the globe due to Covid-19, particularly around medical supplies. This forms part of our wide-ranging healthcare partnership with the UAE.

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