UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Right Honorable Alistair Burt MP, addresses BBBF gathering
- Bahrain: Wednesday, December 14 - 2011 at 11:55
- PRESS RELEASE
At the end of year BBBF lunch meeting, attended by over 160 members of Bahrain's business community, and Chaired by Khalid Al-Zayani, Chairman of the BBBF, the Right Honorable Alistair Burt MP, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, addressed members and guests on the UK Government's Gulf Initiative and the strengthening of the UK and Bahrain's bilateral relationship both politically and economically.
Mr Burt has held many positions in UK Government, including Minister of State, Department of Social Security Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government, and he is also the current MP for North East Bedfordshire. His responsibilities as UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office include counter terrorism and counter proliferation across the geographies of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, North America, the Middle East and North Africa.
BBBF Chairman Khalid Al Zayani expressed his appreciation for Mr. Burt's visit and commented, "The BBBF is working increasingly closely with Embassy and Foreign Commonwealth Office, and on behalf of myself and the BBBF committee, I want to thank Mr. Burt for addressing us today, as the largest gathering he will address during his time in the Kingdom. We have seen a number of very productive and high profile visits to BBBF in support of UK industry in Bahrain, and Mr. Burt's visit cements the relationship further between our two countries. BBBF strives to provide networking and profile raising activities for its members as well as giving them access to valuable events like todays."
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