04 Feb Phillip Lee MP leads Parliamentary delegation in Kuwait
From January 31st to the 2nd February, Dr Phillip Lee MP , the vice chairman of the Conservative Middle East Council and Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Kuwait, led a delegation of six MPs on a visit to the Gulf State.
At a press conference held in the capital, Kuwait City, Dr Lee praised the bilateral relationship between the UK and Kuwait, describing them as “strong and historic”.
After meeting the head of the parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, MP Kamel Al-Awadhi, at the National Assembly, Dr Lee spoke to the press saying that this visit is aiming to reinforce the relations between the two countries, especially on the 55th anniversary of Kuwait’s independence from the UK, and the 25th anniversary of Kuwait’s liberation, in which the UK’s armed forces played a significant part.
He spoke of how pleased Britain was to host the fourth donors’ conference for Syria in London this week, which is being co-hosted by Kuwait, noting that the UK is playing a big role as the second largest donor in the region, helping Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. He also highlighted the fact that Britain plans to accept 20,000 refugees, many of whom will be orphaned children.