Strengthening economic cooperation between the UK and Jordan was the aim of the first meeting of the UK-Jordan Strategic Economic Dialogue. Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt and International Development Minister Alan Duncan represented the UK at the talks in London.
The Friends of Yemen group met in Riyadh on Wednesday. The group reenergised its political engagement to supporting President Hadi and his government to implement change. Speaking after the meeting the Minister for the Middle East said:
“The UK government is committed to driving international efforts to provide assistance for Yemen’s plans to tackle all forms of instability and help it build on the important, but fragile progress it has made on political transition.”