Trade Agreements: Gulf Cooperation Council

(asked on 6th January 2023) - View Source

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government plans to take steps to include international human rights safeguards in a Free Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom and Gulf Cooperation Council.

Answered by
Greg Hands Portrait
Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
This question was answered on 16th January 2023

The UK is a leading advocate for human rights around the world. We remain committed to the promotion of universal human rights, and, when we have concerns, they are raised directly with partner governments, including at ministerial level. This is undertaken separately to negotiations on free trade agreements.

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