Military Alliances

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 2nd August 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government which Ministers have attended discussions within the Five Powers Defence Arrangement in the last five years.

Photo of Baroness Goldie Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence Ministers have attended the following meetings to discuss the Five Powers Defence Arrangements (FPDA).

Year

Meeting

Location

Minister

2014

FPDA Defence Ministers Meeting

Malaysia

Secretary of State (Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP)

2015

FPDA informal breakfast at the annual Shangri La Dialogue

Singapore

Secretary of State (Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP)

2016

FPDA informal breakfast at the annual Shangri La Dialogue

Singapore

Secretary of State (Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP)

2017

FPDA Defence Ministers Meeting

Singapore

No ministerial attendance due to the UK General Election

2018

FPDA informal breakfast at the annual Shangri La Dialogue

Singapore

Secretary of State (Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP)

2019

FPDA informal breakfast at the annual Shangri La Dialogue

Singapore

Secretary of State (Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP)

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