Military Bases: Strait of Hotmuz

Defence written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Denis MacShane Denis MacShane Labour, Rotherham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the implications for UK defence policy of France's decision to create a military base in the Strait of Hotmuz.

Photo of Des Browne Des Browne Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, Secretary of State, Scotland Office, The Secretary of State for Defence, The Secretary of State for Scotland

On 15 January, President Nicolas Sarkozy signed an agreement with the United Arab Emirates which includes plans to create a French military base in Abu Dhabi. There are no implications for UK Defence Policy. France has a long history of defence co-operation in the Gulf region.

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Paul Peros
Posted on 29 Jan 2008 6:06 pm (Report this annotation)

Isn't it "Hormuz"?