Gulf-British Conference starts in London
London, 20th April 2017, WAM - The Gulf-British Conference on Public-Private Partnership started in London yesterday in implementation of the agreement made at the first summit between Gulf Cooperation Council and the United Kingdom held in Bahrain in December last year.
Dr. Liam Fox, UK Secretary of State for International Trade, delivered a speech at the opening in which he stressed that the relationship between the United Kingdom and the GCC started from a position of great strength, reflecting the strong alliance between the two sides in facing regional and global challenges and threats.
Dr. Fox said that the new strategic partnership between the UK and the GCC, announced last December, will boost economic and trade relations as British companies export goods and services worth more than GBP 30 billion to the GCC each year.
Dr. Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, GCC Secretary-General, delivered a speech in which he stressed the importance of the event, saying that it is an opportunity to follow up on what was discussed at the summit on opening all prospects for Gulf-British trade and investment relations, and the best ways to enhance cooperation in these fields. – Emirates News Agency, WAM
20 April 2017