Israel: Military Aid

Defence written question – answered on 16 October 2009.

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Photo of Clare Short Clare Short Independent Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what official links there are between UK and Israeli armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

Our defence relationship with Israel is in line with HMG's policy in support of the Middle East Peace Process of having a balanced relationship with the Israelis and the Palestinians. We periodically have formal strategic level dialogue and engagement with Israeli military and civilian defence staff counterparts, including some direct contact in support of our equipment procurement programmes.

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