Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the agreement between the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia governing the British Military Mission to the Saudi Arabian National Guard.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The 1964 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia governs the British Military Mission to the Saudi Arabian National Guard. This is a confidential agreement between two sovereign states which the United Kingdom Government is unable to publish without the permission of Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are not prepared to authorise the publication of bilateral MOUs.

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