Israel: Military Aid

Defence written question – answered on 19 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 recent meetings have taken place between senior members of the UK armed forces and representatives of the Israeli Defence Force; what the purpose of each meeting was; and who attended each meeting.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 16 October 2009

There has been one such meeting: the Chief of the Defence Staff visited Israel in Sep 09. He met with his Israeli counterpart Gen Ashkenazi and other senior members of the Israeli military. He also went to the Occupied Palestinian Territories and met with senior Palestinians including the Minister of the Interior and the President's Chief of Staff. The purpose of his visit was in support of the middle east peace process.

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