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Arab States

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when a Minister in his Department last visited (a) Bahrain, (b) Kuwait, (c) Oman, (d) Qatar, (e) Saudi Arabia, (f) the United Arab Emirates and (g) Yemen on (i) a trade promotion visit and (ii) a visit in connection with other departmental responsibilities. (124806)

[holding answer 2 March 2007]: The most recent visits by Ministers are as follows:

Visits

(a) Bahrain

January 2001

(b) Kuwait

June 2003

(c) Oman

No visits

(d) Qatar

April 2006

(e) Saudi Arabia

November 2003

(f) United Arab Emirates

June 2003

(g) Yemen

No visits

Visits cover both trade promotion and other Departmental responsibilities.