UK and Kuwait sign MOU close work; more breaks for UK firms in Kuwait
11th August 2010: Kuwaitis in the UK can now look forward to better ties between their native and the host country.
For, the UK and Kuwait have signed a memorandum of understanding for guaranteeing close work between the two countries. The MoU is expected to open up new opportunities for the UK firms in Kuwait.
The UK and Kuwait already enjoy a close working relationship, but the agreement sets it on a formal and enhanced footing for the future.
The UK Border Agency said: The UK and Kuwait are to work together on international security after an agreement was signed.
Security Minister Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones signed a MoU with the Gulf state guaranteeing close work between the two countries.
As well as sharing expertise on international security and counter terrorism, the deal will mean close co-operation in a range of areas, including human trafficking, drug smuggling and cyber crime.
British experts will now work with Kuwait to advise the country on improving and developing its security systems. As well as building stronger relations between the two nations, the memorandum of understanding will open up new opportunities for UK firms in Kuwait.
Baroness Neville-Jones said: ‘I am pleased to sign this memorandum of understanding, which further strengthens the close relations the UK enjoys with Kuwait.
‘The memorandum of understanding will ensure close co-operation between the two countries in vitally important areas such as counter terrorism and international organised crime.
‘Britain is eager to share skills and technological expertise with her friends in the Gulf and I look forward to a close partnership in a common endeavour with the Government of Kuwait.’
The Kuwaiti Minister for the Interior, General Sheikh Jaber Al-Sabah, signed the memorandum of understanding at the Home Office.