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Middle East report: one year on

The Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP
02 May 2018

The International Relations Committee hears from the Minister of State for the Middle East in a follow-up session to the Committee’s report 'The Middle East: Time for New Realism'.

Witnesses

Wednesday 2 May, Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster
At 10.40am

  • The Rt. Hon. Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for the Middle East, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Possible questions

  • What is the government’s general assessment of developments in the Middle East? How have matters changed since last year?
  • What role, if any, can the UK play in improving relations between Gulf States with whom we have good relations, such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE?
  • The JCPOA has come under criticism in the USA with suggestions of a ‘revised deal’; what is the Government’s view of this development?
  • What progress has the UK made in promoting British trade and investment links across the Middle East?
  • In our report, we urged for “a new mind-set in policy circles”. Is there evidence this is happening?

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