HC Deb 27 November 2003 vol 415 c424W
Dr. Murrison

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what negotiations he is having with Kuwait over the future operation of border crossings at Safwan.[141048]

Mr. Rammell

The UK is not currently engaged in direct negotiations with Kuwait about the Safwan border crossing. Nevertheless, there is a continued dialogue between the Coalition and Kuwait on ways to reduce delays in border crossings. We are awaiting Kuwaiti reaction to a draft Memorandum of Understanding prepared by the US Army in consultation with the Headquarters of Multi-National Division (South East). The MOU aims to ensure the smooth flow of traffic across the border while meeting Kuwaiti requirements for adequate security measures.

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