Military Co-operation: Saudi Arabia

Part of Isil – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 13th July 2015.

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Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Secretary of State for Defence 2:30 pm, 13th July 2015

We do raise these cases at most senior levels with the Government of Saudi Arabia and we maintain a regular dialogue with them on a range of human rights issues. We strongly support the right to freedom of religion and belief. But let me be very clear: our relationship with Saudi Arabia is of long standing. It is based on a number of different pillars—trade, economy, education, defence, culture and security—and there is no other middle east country in which we have such a diverse and important set of interests to maintain.