Foreign and Commonwealth Office
UK hosts Bahrain Joint Working Group, 17 October 2019
Dr Andrew Murrison hosted the twelfth UK-Bahrain Joint Working Group in London on 17 October, 2019
The twelfth UK-Bahrain Joint Working Group took place in London on 17 October, chaired by the Rt Hon. Dr Andrew Murrison MP, UK Minister of State for the Middle East, and His Excellency Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain.
Dr Murrison and His Excellency discussed a wide range of areas of bilateral co-operation, including recent political and security developments in the Middle East, economic growth, security, human rights, healthcare, education, and trade.
Speaking at the end of the Joint Working Group, Dr Murrison said:
It was a pleasure to welcome Shaikh Khalid to London for such productive discussions. The UK and Bahrain have always had a close and strong relationship – we reaffirmed our commitment and we work together on a vast range of issues, from defence to education, security to trade.
The UK will continue to support Bahrain as it continues on its journey towards reform, and we will work together to promote peace and security in the Gulf region.
The UK-Bahrain Joint Working Group was established in March 2013. It is a forum for discussing issues of mutual interest across the bilateral relationship, including regional and trade issues, with a focus on reform and human rights.
Latest News from
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
New UK scheme to drive trade with developing countries19/07/2021 16:20:00
The proposed new Developing Countries Trading Scheme aims to grow trade with lower income nations, supporting jobs and growth across the globe and at home.
UK helps to clear Sudan’s debt and support its economic recovery01/07/2021 15:05:00
The UK welcomes news that Sudan’s $1.4 billion arrears to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been cleared.
Our commitment to global disability rights and inclusion17/06/2021 11:25:00
UK National Statement given recently (15 June 2021) to the UN General Assembly for the 14th Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
UK to chair international holocaust remembrance alliance14/06/2021 12:12:00
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed the UK will chair the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in 2024.
UK and US Strengthen Security Cooperation over Emerging Threats14/06/2021 11:12:00
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden agreed a number of steps to enhance the world’s strongest bilateral defence and security partnership.
World Environment Day: Over £8m boost for international conservation07/06/2021 11:22:00
Over £8 million new funding to protect rare wildlife and vulnerable habitats across the globe.
New international alliance to preserve Peruvian Amazon rainforest04/06/2021 12:29:00
The UK, US, Peru, Germany, and Norway are stepping up efforts to reduce deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon by 2025.
New international approach to combat emerging health threats as crucial G7 health talks begin03/06/2021 12:27:00
G7 health ministers pledge to combat future health threats by working together to identify early warning signs from animals and the environment.