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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His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense met here today with British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson.
The following are the main headlines: - HRH Crown Prince and British Secretary of State for Defence Review Strategic Cooperation in Defense and Military Fields.
The British Secretary of State for Defence expressed thanks and appreciation to HM the King and the Kingdom of Bahrain for the facilities provided to the British navy.
Muscat, Aug 28 (ONA) Michael Fallon, British Secretary of State for Defence valued the Sultanate's role, under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, in reducing tension in the region.
British Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon was in Cyprus on Tuesday for a one-day visit, to underline the deepening defence relationship between the UK and Cyprus, a statement from the British High Commission said.
RIYADH, March 29 (KUNA) -- Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz discussed on Monday with British Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon defense and combating terrorism.
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.
He was talking to British Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon in Islamabad today.
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.
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.
Muscat: British Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, has warned that any attempt to cut off the only sea passage of the Arabian Gulf to the open ocean would be dealt with sternly.
Singapore, June 6 -- The British Secretary of State for Defence assured the support of the British Government for Sri Lanka's efforts to rebuild her economy and to move towards lasting peace and reconciliation.

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