The Gulf Cooperation Council and the UK Foreign Ministers agreed to strengthen defense and economic ties, paving the way for a phase of closer cooperation in areas including trade, cyber security and investment in green infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries.
The meeting took place during a meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait, as well as the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates and the Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, Lis Truss, at the Seven House in Kent, UK. Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council. .
The two sides agreed – according to a report on the official website of the British government – to work together to promote clean infrastructure financing in developing countries, using their joint experience to maximize the impact of investment.
GCC Foreign Ministers welcomed the re-launch of the British International Investment Commission, which will increase investment in infrastructure, technology and clean energy projects across Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
The Foreign Ministers welcomed the work of increasing the trade between the United Kingdom and the Gulf Cooperation Council by more than 30 30 billion annually, and the United Kingdom and the Gulf Cooperation Council are working on a new free trade agreement. Negotiations are expected to begin next year, which will strengthen ties in areas such as investment and services.
Today’s meeting was attended by Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani and Oman’s Foreign Minister Badr bin Hamad bin. Hamoud al – Sayyid, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Jayani, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmed Nasser Al Mohammed Al Sabah, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Lana Jackie Nusaibe and Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Naib Falab Mubarb.
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