United Arab Emirates APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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To promote good relations between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to United Arab Emirates

1. Overseas Business Risk – United Arab Emirates
25/02/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Overseas Business Risk – United Arab Emirates Information on key security and political

2. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with T to V)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: United Arab Emirates This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between

3. United Arab Emirates - Child Abduction
10/11/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: United Arab Emirates - Child Abduction - GOV.UK

4. Bereavement guidance - United Arab Emirates
21/11/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Bereavement guidance - United Arab Emirates - GOV.UK

5. United Arab Emirates economic factsheet
22/11/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: United Arab Emirates economic factsheet - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to United Arab Emirates

1. Guantanamo Bay Detainees
22/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: they have made to the government of the United Arab Emirates about the possible repatriation of 18 former - Speech Link
2: between the parties involved—the UAE, Yemen and the United States—but as the noble Baroness highlights, we - Speech Link
3: and killed. There is a clear opportunity for the United Kingdom Government to raise these concerns directly - Speech Link

2. Gulf Countries and Qatar
11/07/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: the quartet of countries Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with - Speech Link
2: foreign policy, led by the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates.On both sides of the dispute, there - Speech Link
3: in the Middle East: Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and, belatedly, Turkey, - Speech Link

3. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum
17/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Government what discussions they have had with the United Nations about the reported detention of Sheikha - Speech Link
2: matter? Have concerns been expressed to the United Arab Emirates over its questionable human rights record - Speech Link

4. Libya
08/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: counterparts, in particular in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, to have an eye on the peace plan that has - Speech Link
2: intervention was international—it was called for by the Arab League and authorised by the UN Security Council—this - Speech Link
3: António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Minister is equally right to underline - Speech Link

5. Occupied Palestinian Territories
24/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: about religion or ethnicity. It is not a question of Arab, Muslim or Jewish identity. It is about upholding - Speech Link
2: really signify. The reality is that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have never been at war with each - Speech Link
3: Palestine and the Middle East and the Council for Arab-British Understanding in 2014, I saw how the settlements - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to United Arab Emirates
1. United Arab Emirates: Israel
asked by: Stephen Morgan
04/12/2020
... what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the signing of the Abraham Accords on stability in the Middle East.

2. Shipping: United Arab Emirates
asked by: Patricia Gibson
04/06/2020
... what steps is he taking to support commercial seafarers that are stranded on board ships and unable to disembark in the United Arab Emirates.

3. Israel: United Arab Emirates
asked by: Baroness Tonge
06/10/2020
... and (2) the rights of Muslims to pray in that city.

4. Israel: United Arab Emirates
asked by: Mark Jenkinson
09/09/2020
... what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli and Emirati counterparts on the normalisation of relations between those nations.

5. United Arab Emirates: Detainees
asked by: Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
17/11/2020
... who are currently detained and at risk of forced repatriation.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
David Jones Portrait
David Jones
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Clwyd West
Joined: 28th September 2017
Khalid Mahmood Portrait
Khalid Mahmood
Vice Chair
Labour - Birmingham, Perry Barr
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Vice Chair
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr David Jones MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8070.

Email: officeofdavidjonesmp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Edward Wilson, Office of David Jones MP

Email: ted.wilson@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
10 Feb 2018
Source
UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Description
Visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi   From : 10/02/2018 To : 16/02/2018   Cost Met : Air fares and accommodation
Value
£28,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the United Arab Emirates APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kevan Jones Portrait
Kevan Jones
Vice Chair
Labour - North Durham
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Brendan O'Hara Portrait
Brendan O'Hara
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Leo Docherty Portrait
Leo Docherty
Vice Chair and Secretary
Conservative - Aldershot
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 31st July 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Alistair Burt Portrait
Alistair Burt
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh Portrait
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Ochil and South Perthshire
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Manzoor Portrait
Baroness Manzoor
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 12th October 2016
1 APPG Membership
Nutrition for Growth
Alan Duncan Portrait
Alan Duncan
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Rutland and Melton
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 23rd December 2015
No other APPG Memberships