UK and Kuwait sign international security deal

Agreement will also see expertise shared on counter terrorism.

The UK and Kuwait have signed an agreement that includes sharing expertise on international security and counter terrorism.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gulf state guarantees close work between the two countries and also means close co-operation in a range of areas, including human trafficking, drug smuggling and cyber crime.

British experts will now work with Kuwait to advise the country on improving and developing its security systems.

As well as building stronger relations between the two nations, the MoU will open up new opportunities for UK firms in Kuwait.

Security Minister Baroness Pauline Neville-Jonessaid: "The MoU will ensure close co-operation between the two countries in vitally important areas such as counter terrorism and international organised crime."

"Britain is eager to share skills and technological expertise with her friends in the Gulf and I look forward to a close partnership in a common endeavour with the Government of Kuwait."

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