Kuwait APPG

First Registered: 03/02/2016 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To foster good relations with Kuwait and to build a greater understanding in Parliament of Kuwait and its role in the Middle East region.

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Recent Documents related to Kuwait

1. Kuwait: doctors
09/06/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Kuwait: doctors List of English speaking medical facilities for British

2. Kuwait: lawyers
11/06/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Kuwait: lawyers List of English speaking lawyers and translators/interpreters in Kuwait.

3. Kuwait: translators
10/06/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Kuwait: translators List of translators and interpreters for British nationals in Kuwait.

4. Kuwait travel advice
27/11/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Kuwait travel advice - GOV.UK document

5. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with J to L)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Kuwait This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Kuwait

1. Extradition Act 2003 (Amendments to Designations) Order 2020
09/03/2020 - Grand Committee

1: to implement bilateral extradition treaties with Kuwait and Morocco. I shall explain in a little more detail - Speech Link
2: I thank the Minister for explaining the order. Kuwait and Morocco both still carry the death penalty; - Speech Link
3: to find a pair of countries more different from Kuwait and Morocco. In Committee in the Commons, the Minister - Speech Link

2. Extradition Treaty: UK and the State of Kuwait
30/10/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: penalty.The UK’s extradition treaty with Kuwait specifies that extradition between the two states - Speech Link
2: Watch has also said that foreign women working in Kuwait are particularly vulnerable. They are particularly - Speech Link
3: believed to be the most recent to have taken place in Kuwait. Prior to 2017, the last known executions took - Speech Link

3. Yemen
20/12/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: fifth-largest contributor behind Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait and the United States. Next year, the appeal will - Speech Link
2: Stockholm, further talks are scheduled for January in Kuwait, I believe. Does the Minister share my concern - Speech Link

4. United Nations Human Rights Council: Resolution on Gaza
21/05/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: Occupied Palestinian Territories. We are aware that Kuwait has also tabled a draft resolution. We are currently - Speech Link
2: not abstain when the resolution put forward by Kuwait comes before the Security Council? It would be - Speech Link

5. Syria: Eastern Ghouta
22/02/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: was a discussion yesterday, and both Sweden and Kuwait are pressing specifically for a vote on a humanitarian - Speech Link
2: permanent member. I am pleased that, as the penholders, Kuwait and Sweden are taking forward the current UN Security - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Kuwait
1. Iraq: Kuwait
asked by: Matthew Offord
... what assessment his Department has made of the progress achieved by the Government of Iraq in complying with UN Security Council resolution 2107.

2. Kuwait: Coronavirus
asked by: Alan Brown
... what estimate he has made of the number of UK nationals stranded in Kuwait; what discussions he has had with his Kuwaiti counterpart on allowing UK nationals to return home; what support the Government will provide to UK Nationals to return to the UK; and if he will make a statement.

3. Refugees: Kuwait
asked by: Gareth Thomas
... what estimate he has made of the number of Kuwaiti political refugees in the UK.

4. Kuwait: Christianity
asked by: David Linden
... what discussions he has had with the Government of Kuwait on that country's inclusion in the Open Doors 2019 World Watch List of the top 50 countries where Christians face persecution.

5. Trade Agreements: Kuwait
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
... what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of securing a bilateral trade agreement with Kuwait.

Latest Questions
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7 Current APPG Officers
Rehman Chishti Portrait
Rehman Chishti
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Gillingham and Rainham
Joined: 10th March 2021
Lord Astor of Hever Portrait
Lord Astor of Hever
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 3rd February 2016
6 APPG Memberships
Bahrain , Laos , Polo , Saudi Arabia , Thailand , War Heritage
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Rehman Chishti MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7075.

Email: rehman.chishti.mp@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
6 Nov 2018
Kuwait National Assembly
Visit to Kuwait   From : 06/11/2018 To : 09/11/2018   Cost Met : Air fares, transport, food and accommodation
30 Jan 2016
Kuwait National Assembly
Visit to Kuwait   From : 30/01/2016 To : 02/02/2016   Cost Met : Flights and other transport, hotel, food

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Kuwait APPG

Former APPG Officers
Baroness Morris of Bolton Portrait
Baroness Morris of Bolton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Evans Portrait
Chris Evans
Labour (Co-op) - Islwyn
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Leo Docherty Portrait
Leo Docherty
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Aldershot
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 31st July 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Rebecca Harris Portrait
Rebecca Harris
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Castle Point
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Phillip Lee Portrait
Phillip Lee
Chair & Registered Contact
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Bracknell
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Ann Clwyd Portrait
Ann Clwyd
Labour - Former Member for Cynon Valley
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships