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Qatar: Military Aid

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 21340, tabled on 23 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department made of Qatar's role in financing (a) al-Nusrah Front in Syria, (b) the Taliban in Afghanistan and (c) other groups that the UK recognises as terrorist organisations before establishing the Royal Air Force joint squadrons with Qatar.

Answered on

28 June 2021

All relevant considerations were taken into account when deciding to establish joint squadrons with Qatar. The long-standing friendship between the UK and Qatar is more important than ever. With shared defence and security interests, it is vital we work together for both regional and global stability.

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