This is the second evidence session for the Committee’s inquiry into UK relations with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
The first panel will consider the wider historical and regional context of UK – Gulf relations, as well as UK interests across the region. In the second session, the Committee will focus on the UK’s long and evolving relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
2.15pm, Wilson Room, Portcullis House
- Rosemary Hollis, Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at City University London
- Chris Doyle, Director of the Council for the Advancement of Arab British Understanding (Caabu)
- Sir Alan Munro, Honorary Vice-President of the Saudi-British Society and board member of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce. Former Under-Secretary of State for the Middle East and Africa and British Ambassador in Saudi Arabia (1989 to 1993)
Future evidence sessions
It is expected that future evidence sessions will focus upon other aspects of the inquiry, including trade, defence and human rights. Witnesses will be confirmed and announced nearer the time.