Foreign Relations

Defence written question – answered on 26th April 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) on what occasions (a) officials, (b) Ministers and (c) military personnel in his Department met their counterparts from (i) Syria, (ii) Yemen, (iii) Qatar and (iv) Egypt between 2 May 1997 and 1 January 2010;

(2) on what occasions (a) officials, (b) Ministers and (c) military personnel in his Department met their counterparts from (i) Lebanon, (ii) Israel, (iii) Nigeria and (iv) Uzbekistan between 2 May 1997 and 1 January 2010;

(3) on what occasions (a) officials, (b) Ministers and (c) military personnel in his Department met their counterparts from (i) Afghanistan, (ii) Burma, (iii) Rwanda and (iv) Somalia between 2 May 1997 and 1 January 2010;

(4) on what occasions (a) officials, (b) Ministers and (c) military personnel in his Department met their counterparts from (i) Guinea, (ii) Turkey, (iii) United Arab Emirates and (iv) Chad between 2 May 1997 and 1 January 2010;

(5) on what occasions (a) officials, (b) Ministers and (c) military personnel in his Department met their counterparts from (i) Burundi, (ii) Kenya, (iii) Sudan and (iv) Zimbabwe between 2 May 1997 and 1 January 2010;

(6) on what occasions (a) officials, (b) Ministers and (c) military personnel in his Department met their counterparts from Bahrain between 2 May 1997 and 1 January 2010;

(7) on what occasions (a) officials, (b) Ministers and (c) military personnel in his Department met their counterparts from (i) Tunisia, (ii) Libya, (iii) Kuwait and (iv) Saudi Arabia between 2 May 1997 and 1 January 2010;

(8) on what occasions (a) officials, (b) Ministers and (c) military personnel in his Department met their counterparts from (i) Iraq, (ii) Ivory Coast, (iii) Liberia and (iv) Burkina Faso between 2 May 1997 and 1 January 2010;

(9) on what occasions (a) officials, (b) Ministers and (c) military personnel in his Department met their counterparts from (i) Sri Lanka and (ii) Pakistan between 2 May 1997 and 1 January 2010.

Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

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