USA: Open Skies Treaty

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Independent, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his US counterpart on the importance of that country's continuing co-operation under the Open Skies Treaty.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State

Senior officials from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence have raised the topic with their US counterparts, emphasising that we believe the Treaty remains a valuable Confidence and Security Building Measure which contributes to military transparency and reducing the risk of conflict.

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