Trade Secretary launches free trade negotiations between the UK and the Gulf Cooperation Council, made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

  • Talks kick off in Riyadh to agree trade deal with countries covering £33.1 billion of trade
  • UK food and drink, manufacturing and renewable energy sectors would benefit from new agreement between the UK and the Gulf Cooperation Council
  • Landmark deal would add at least £1.6 billion a year to the UK economy and support new jobs in key industries

 

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