UK/UAE Joint Committee

FCO 8/3911 1981 Jan 01 - 1981 Dec 31

This file relates to a meeting of the UK-UAE Joint Committee in London on 5 August 1981. The Joint Committee met at regular intervals after its establishment in 1976, and was jointly chaired by Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Douglas Hurd and his UAE counterpart Rashid Abdulla Al Nuaimi. The file contains correspondence concerning:

  • Attempts to schedule the meeting; the agenda; the delegations; and a joint communiqué issued after the meeting
  • An outline of the Joint Committee's establishment, function, format and significance
  • Problems relating to a food consumption survey to be provided by the Food Supply Analysis Group at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford

In relation to this meeting, this file contains briefing notes on:

  • Aid cooperation, including an outline of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Arab Economic Development
  • Cultural cooperation
  • The UAE's economic background, including reference to oil and gas production and revenues
  • UK-UAE trade
  • Co-operation in health and social services

This file also contains:

  • An agreement between the Government of Sri Lanka and the British Council, for the establishment of a training programme for the construction industry
  • An agreement between the Government of Pakistan and the British Council, for a primary school training programme
  • A draft agreement on education co-operation between the Federal Ministry of Education of the UAE and the British Council
  • A draft cultural agreement between HMG and the UAE