UK agrees two deals with major gulf trading partner Qatar

LONDON, 25 August 2022, (TON): The UK enhanced its relationship with our third largest Gulf trading partner, announcing two significant agreements to boost trade and investment.

UK trade minister Ranil Jayawardena met Qatar’s Minister of Commerce and Industry H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Thani in London to agree the new partnerships at the third UK-Qatar Joint Economic and Trade Committee.

It comes after the launch of negotiations on a free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council in June.

An agreement with the GCC is an opportunity to grow an overall trade relationship worth £32.4 billion in 2020, breaking down barriers to trade and supporting jobs across the whole of the UK.

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