Secretary of State for Defence


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Secretary of State for Defence

The head of the Ministry of Defence, which is a department of the British government responsible for national defense and management of the British Armed Forces. He/she advises the government on defense policy and coordinates the actions of the Royal Navy, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force. The secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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BRUSSELS, Oct 8 (KUNA) -- UK Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, called on Russia Thursday to stop supporting the regime of Bashar Al-Assad and to stop the regime from bombing civilians in Syria.
Muscat, Oct 1 (ONA) The official session of talks between Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs and Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence in the United Kingdom (UK) was held at the Ministry of Defence today.
He was talking to British Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon who called on him here at the PM House.
RAWALPINDI -- British Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon called on Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif and secretary defence Lt General Retd Alam Khattak here Wednesday.
30pm As a former Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Portillo is no stranger to power and the workings of government, and since leaving politics, he's also proved himself to be a talented TV presenter.
Amman, March 2 (Petra)--His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday received at Al Husseiniya Palace, British Secretary of State for Defence Affairs, Michael Follan, who is currently visiting the Kingdom as part of a regional tour.
Its opening was marked by Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon planting acorns which will be moved to the arboretum to grow into "mighty oaks".
Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, BDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Shaikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa and British Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon were present.
Deputy Premier Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Premier Jawad Al Arrayed, Minister of State for Defence Affairs Lieutenant-General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, BDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Shaikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa and British Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon were present.
In his first trip to the country as Secretary of State for Defence, Mr Fallon held talks in Baghdad with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi and National Security Adviser Fallah al Fayyad before flying north to Erbil.
In an official statement, Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon said: "It is with pride that we announce the end of UK combat operations in Helmand having given Afghanistan the best possible chance of a stable future.

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