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Gulf States: Military Bases

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his French counterpart on the creation of a permanent French military base in the Gulf area. (180603)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has not discussed this matter with his French counterpart. However, we would welcome any agreement which reinforced peace and stability in the region.