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11 Dec 2016

Boris Johnson’s Keynote Address at The IISS Manama Dialogue 2016

Boris Johnson’s Keynote Address at The IISS Manama Dialogue 2016

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson addressed the Manama Dialogue last week to strengthen ties between the Middle East and Britain.

Johnson spoke about British Army staff based in Dubai, Oman, Bahrain, and about Britain’s co-operations with Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East:

We cooperate intensively with our friends in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere on counter-terrorism, in sharing military technology, in what is still a highly dangerous geopolitical landscape where the spores of terrorism can be incubated and are incubated not just in the Middle East, but in our own country as well.

We are spending £3 billion on our military commitments in the Gulf over the next 10 years and that is deepening a partnership that is stronger than with any other group of nations in the world outside NATO.

View Boris Johnson's full speech from The IISS Manama Dialogue here

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