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Region: UK defence chief tours Gulf

UK Chief of the Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach toured a number of Gulf capitals in early January to review bilateral co-operation arrangements. He met Qatar’s minister of state for defence affairs Dr Khalid Bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah, Chief of Staff Air Vice-Marshal Ghanim Bin Shaheen Al-Ghanim and other senior army officers on 4 January in Doha. The following day in Abu Dhabi, Peach held talks with Ministry of Defence under-secretary Matar Salim Ali Al-Dhaheri and UAE Armed Forces chief of staff Lieutenant General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al-Rumaithi.

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