The comments made by Ben Wallace, the Secretary of State for Defence, on 25 May 2022.
Across the globe, the UK and Spain are deployed helping our allies upholding our common values. Spain, as one of the leaders in European defence, is a key partner for the UK armed forces and a vital NATO ally.
Spain and the UK have been NATO Allies for forty years and our armed forces have worked together in operations right across the world.
As we have seen through Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, this defensive cooperation matters, as we continue to support Ukraine and focus on the wider stability and security of Europe.