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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In London, Bou Saab met with Secretary of State for Defence Penny Mordaunt, Minister of State for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster, and Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter
She has also served as chief speechwriter to the secretary of state for defence.
The Secretary of State for Defence, pictured, confirmed they would cover "all legal costs" of former paratrooper Soldier F.
Sayyid Bader bin Saud al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, who said, "The signing of this agreement today reaffirms the importance of optimizing joint military efforts to ensure the security and stability of both friendly countries and pave the way for more cooperation in the filed of defense and joint exercises." On the side of the United Kingdom, The Right Honourable Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Defence, said, "Gulf security is our security, and it is crucial that we expand our horizons and become a truly global Britain after we leave the European Union."
The exercises were attended by chiefs of staff of GCC armed forces and UK Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson.
Williamson, Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom (UK)
H E Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, and Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Defence in the United Kingdom, visited the Governorate of Musandam on Sunday.
Later, Army Chief called on Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson, Prime Minister's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Gareth Bayley and National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill.
The appreciation was expressed during Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's meetings with UK Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholson Carter, British Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, Prime Minister's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Gareth Bayley, and National Security Advisor Mark Sedwill in the United Kingdom.
Later the COAS called on Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson, Prime Minister's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SREP) Gareth Bayley and National Security Adviser (NSA) Mark Sedwill.
The army chief also called on Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson, the Prime Minister's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SREP) Gareth Bayley National Security Adviser (NSA) Mark Sedwill.
MANAMA: Bahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has appointed Sir Michael Fallon, a British Member of Parliament and former Secretary of State for Defence, to its international advisory board.

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