UK seeks security and trade boost with Gulf amid ‘tilt’ to Asia

Issue 1122 - 18 Mar 2021

The United Kingdom government plans to improve existing defence facilities in Oman and boost trade and investment with the Gulf counties as part of a wide-ranging appraisal of it’s international strategy published in the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy on 16 March. Introducing the strategy document in the House of Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it described how the UK will “relearn the art of competing against states with opposing values” and be “more dynamic abroad” following its ‘Brexit’ departure from the European Union.

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