Military Attachés

Defence written question – answered on 17th December 2013.

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to which British diplomatic missions a military attaché is currently attached.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The UK has Defence Sections attached to 75 diplomatic missions in 74 countries:

Afghanistan

Algeria

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Bahrain

Baltic States (Estonia)

Bangladesh

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Brunei

Burma

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Egypt

Ethiopia

France

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Korea

Kuwait

Lebanon

Libya

Macedonia

Malaysia

Morocco

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Poland

Qatar

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Somalia (based in Kenya)

South Africa

South Sudan

Spain

Sudan

Sweden

Thailand

Turkey

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States of America (with a separate attaché to the UK Mission to UN New York)

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

Yemen

Zimbabwe.

Between them these attachés and advisers cover a further 70 countries through the process of non-resident accreditation. Those countries are:

Albania

Angola

Anguilla

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Bermuda

Botswana

British Virgin Islands

Bulgaria

Burundi

Cape Verde

Cayman

Islands

Croatia

Cuba

Djibouti

East Timor

Eritrea

Fiji

Finland

Gabon

Guinea

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Ivory Coast

Kosovo

Kyrgyzstan

Latvia

Liberia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malawi

Mali

Malta

Mauritania

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Mozambique

Namibia

Papua

New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Portugal

Rwanda

Seychelles

Senegal

Slovenia

Slovakia

Switzerland

Tajikistan

Tanzania

The Gambia

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos Islands

Uruguay

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Zambia.

This response corrects answers given on 10 January 2012 Hansard, columns 23-24W to Mr Jones, and 13 December 2012, Hansard, column 422W, to Mr Murphy, which incorrectly listed several non-resident accreditation countries for which points of contact were maintained in London without formal non-resident accreditation of an attaché.

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