Parliamentary Question reveals nature of UK-UAE Taskforce
On 20th March, Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for International Trade, asked Alistair Burt, the Minister of State (Department for International Development) the following question:
"To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the agenda for the UK UAE Taskforce meeting in London in February 2018 was; who attended that meeting, how long that meeting lasted; and where that meeting was held."
To which Alistair Burt replied:
"I hosted United Arab Emirates (UAE) Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr Anwar Gargash, for the UK-UAE Taskforce on the afternoon of 28 February at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Our discussion covered bilateral cooperation on consular matters; law enforcement and security; trade, investment and cultural matters; defence and humanitarian issues; as well as regional affairs."