Ben Wallace – 2021 Comments on UK and Qatar Defence Agreement

The comments made by Ben Wallace, the Secretary of State for Defence, on 1 April 2021.

In the face of new and emerging threats, it is vital we collaborate with our international allies to tackle our shared security challenges and our long-standing relationship with Qatar exemplifies this.

By working together we continue to share skills and expertise whilst promoting global security and driving prosperity at home.

I’m delighted RAF Leeming has been chosen to base the historic second UK-Qatari joint squadron, which recognises the globally-held high regard of RAF flying training.