Belarus: Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 3rd September 2020.

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Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to cease all military training by the UK to the Belarusian military.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The UK and Belarus have shared a cooperative defence relationship which aims to promote mutual learning and understanding through events such as winter survival training, language training and peacekeeping training.

However, in light of recent events we have decided to suspend our defence engagement programme with Belarus and will keep this under close review.

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