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UK and Kuwait sign security deal

The UK has signed an agreement with Kuwait that will see the two countries working closely together on international security.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The document - a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU) - will see cooperation in a range of areas, including human trafficking, drug smuggling and cyber crime.

Strengthening relations

Home Office Security Minister Pauline Neville-Jones said, ‘I am pleased to sign this Memorandum of Understanding, which further strengthens the close relations the UK enjoys with Kuwait.
‘The MoU will ensure close cooperation 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.’

Security contracts

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 MoU will open up new opportunities for UK firms in Kuwait.

Published 9 August 2010