Overseas Trade: Gulf States:Written question - HL2772

Asked by Lord Warner
Asked on: 31 October 2017
Department for International Trade
Overseas Trade: Gulf States
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of reported human rights violations by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates for the UK's trading relationships with those countries.
Answered by: Baroness Fairhead
Answered on: 14 November 2017

The UK has a strong history of protecting human rights and promoting our values globally. We will continue to encourage all states to uphold international human rights obligations and work with those determined to reform. Our embassies in these countries maintain regular dialogue with officials and leaders on a range of topics, including human rights issues.

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