UK and Saudi Arabia announce new Military and Security agreement

The governments of the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have announced a new Military and Security Cooperation Agreement, signed in Jeddah by the Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and the Saudi Crown Prince HRH Mohammed bin Salman.

The agreement will promote cooperation between the two countries across the Defence and Security sectors, helping Saudi Arabia better protect her national security, including counter terrorism, intelligence, training and education, medical services and logistics.

The agreement was signed during a visit to the Middle East, in which Fallon met British personnel serving in Iraq.

Michael Fallon, Defence Secretary, said: “The security of the GCC, of all Gulf Countries, is critical to UK security. I am delighted to have signed today with HRH the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia a new Military and Security Cooperation Agreement between our two countries; this agreement further cements the UK’s long standing relationship with our key Gulf partner.”

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