The UK's relations with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain - Foreign Affairs Committee Contents


Annex A: Committee meetings in Riyadh and Manama

1  Committee meetings in Saudi Arabia

  • Briefing by HMA John Jenkins and officials
  • Meeting with Foreign Affairs Committee and Human Rights Committee, Shura Council
  • Lunch with members of the Shura Council
  • Meeting with the Deputy Speaker of the Shura Council
  • Meeting with the Saudi Human Rights Commission
  • Meeting with the Minister of Justice
  • Lunch with senior ambassadors
  • Meeting with the British Military Mission
  • Visit to the British Council Riyadh
  • Meeting with representatives of investors in Saudi Arabia
  • Meeting with Al-Nahda Philanthropic Society for Women
  • Dinner at the Ministry of the Interior

2  Committee meetings in Bahrain

  • Briefing by HMA Iain Lindsay and officials
  • Lunch with the Bahrain Britain Business Forum
  • Visit to the offices of the British Council
  • Briefing by Commodore Simon Ancona RN, UK Maritime Component Commander
  • Visit to HMS Shoreham
  • Meeting with representatives of the expatriate community
  • Dinner with ambassadors to Bahrain and foreign analysts
  • Meeting with journalists, commentators and analysts
  • Meeting with the Minister of Justice, HE Sheikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa
  • Meeting with the Prime Minister, HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, HE Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa
  • Meeting with the Minister of Interior, HE Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the Chief of Public Security (General Ibrahim), and the Police Ombudsman
  • Meeting with HRH Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa
  • Meetings with representatives of opposition political societies
  • Meeting with human rights NGOs and activists
  • Meeting with National Institute for Human Rights
  • Meeting with women's representatives

Annex B: Informal meetings in the UK relevant to this inquiry

  • Tuesday 30th October 2012

Ms Xenia Dormandy, Senior Fellow, Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Professor Shaun

Breslin, Lord Williams of Baglan, Mr David Butter, Ms Jane Kinninmont and Ms Glada

Lahn, Chatham House

  • Wednesday 7th November 2012

British Council: Mr Patrick Brazier, Regional Director (MENA), Mr Adrian Chadwick,

Country Director, Saudi Arabia, and Mr Malcolm Jardine, Country Director, Bahrain

  • Thursday 8th November 2012

HE Dr Salah Ali, Human Rights Minister, Bahrain, HE Alice Samaan, Bahrain

Ambassador to the UK, Sheikh Khalifa bin Mohamed Al Khalifa, Director, Human

Rights Organisations, Major General Ibrahim Habeeb Al Gaith, Inspector General,

Ministry of Interior, Brigadier General Mohamed Rashed, Assistant Under Secretary,

Legal Affairs, Ministry of Interior, Mr Hussain Makhlook, First Secretary, Bahrain

Embassy London and Mr Nayef Yousif Mahmoud, Attorney General's office

  • Thursday 24th January 2013

Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of Al Wefaq, Bahrain and Ali Alaswad, Former

MP for Al Wefaq, Bahrain

  • Tuesday 26th February 2013

Mr Adel Abdulrahman Al-Maawdeh, Deputy Speaker, Bahraini Parliament, and

Members of Parliament: Mr Abdul Hamid Jalal Al-Meer, Mr Mahmood Yusuf

Almahmood, Ms Hala Ramzi Fayiz Qurisa, and Ms Nancy Dinah Elly Khedouri; and Mr

Ali Hasan Al-Khazali and Mr Mohamed Al-Abbasi, Parliamentary Advisors

  • Wednesday 6th March 2013

HE Dr Abdullah M Alsheikh, Speaker, Saudi Arabian Shura Council and Members of

the Shura Council: Dr Hamza Hussain Alshareef, Dr Zuhair Fahad Alharthi, Mr Saud

Abdulrahman Alshammari, Dr Said Abdulla Alshaikh, Dr Amr I. B. Rajab, Dr Thoraya

Ahmed Obaid and Dr Nuhad Mohammed Aljishi; Dr Abdulrahman Al Soghyar,

Director General, Consultative Council, Mr Mohammed Al Brahim, Director, Protocol


  • Monday 18th March 2013

FCO briefing: Mr David Quarrey, Director, MENAD, and Kenny Taylor, Saudi Arabia

Desk Officer, FCO

  • Tuesday 19th March 2013

Sir Sherard Cowper Coles and Mr Bob Keen, BAE Systems

  • Monday 17th June 2013

Meeting with the Council of Arab Ambassadors

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