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Navy: South East Asia

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 216900, tabled on 5 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to create a permanent forward presence for naval facilities in South East Asia.

Answered on

8 February 2019

The Royal Navy plays a crucial role in the projection of UK global influence, upholding the Rules Based International System which delivers protection, peace and security for all and countering international threats to the UK, its interests and our overseas territories. Our global network of operational assets and logistic support bases enables the UK to play a leading role in delivering international security. As such, we have a duty to constantly review our operational lay down and improve the methods by which we deliver these effects and to ensure that the UK is always best placed and prepared to continue our commitments to global security.

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