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China: Defence

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 15259, tabled on 9 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) European and (b) US counterparts on tackling Chinese military aggression.

Answered on

15 June 2022

The Secretary of State for Defence regularly speaks with his counterparts in Europe and the US, in both bilateral and multilateral groupings, on the threats and challenges to global defence and security. China's military aggression and cooperation to manage malign Chinese activity globally frequently feature as part of these discussions.

Most recently this has included with the Northern Group in Iceland last week, the US Deputy Secretary of Defense in London on 26 May 2022 and the US Secretary of Defense in Washington D.C. on 12 May 2022. Further regular discussions are also held bilaterally by the Department.