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Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 7200, tabled on 29 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the internal security training provided by the British military mission to the Saudi Arabian National Guard comprises; and whether riot control is included in that training.

Answered on

4 November 2019

The British Military Mission provides a variety of training to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, including occasional internal security training which includes a public order element.

The British Military Mission provides training in appropriate and proportionate use of force, the rules of engagement, human rights compliance and de-escalation procedures in line with the principles of Her Majesty's Government's Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessment.

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