UK Secretary of State for Transport visits Kuwait
MoU signed on civil aviation cooperation
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: The UK Secretary of State for Transport Rt. Hon Chris Grayling arrived in Kuwait on Sept 27 on a two- day official visit. He met HE Yasser Abul — Minister of State for Housing Affairs & Minister for Service Affairs. He also held meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meetings discussed a wide range of issues including aviation security.
The Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling also met the President of the Directorate for Civil Aviation Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah. Following the meeting, he witnessed the signing of a MoU between the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority International and the Kuwaiti Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
The signing will support collaboration between the two organisations and will help strengthen Kuwait’s aviation oversight capability through training and the provision of regulatory tools to become a leading aviation regulator in the Middle East.
Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling said: “This new agreement is fantastic news for the UK and Kuwait and demonstrates our shared commitment to promoting higher standards of aviation safety. We remain committed to supporting Kuwait become a leading aviation regulator in the Middle East and boost safety levels in accordance with international standards.”
The British Secretary of State for Transport was briefed during a meeting with Foster and Partners, who designed the new terminal. The Secretary of State said following the presentation on the airport that when the project is complete, it will significantly increase capacity and establish a new regional air hub in the Gulf, in a state of the art terminal building. He also visited the Kuwait British Business Centre.
Meanwhile, the Transport Secretary attended a reception yesterday at the British Embassy in Kuwait to mark the visit of the Red Arrows to Kuwait.