Defence secretary: selling weapons abroad is priority for Britain

Official guests at the arms show include the governments of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya – countries that need to build up their armed forces after recent conflicts in which Britain has played its part – as well as such traditional arms trade allies as Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Qatar and Algeria, two potentially lucrative markets and relatively new allies in the fight against jihadist extremism, have also been invited as official guests.”


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Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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