In order to strengthen the strategic partnership, Britain and Qatar launch the 11th joint training squadron of the air forces in the two countries
Britain and Qatar launched the 11th Squadron for joint training between the British Air Force and the Qatari Emiri Air Force at Liming Base of the British Air Force.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs Khalid Al-Attiyah said in a speech at the base that the squadron will enhance the strategic partnership linking his country with Britain, as well as the tactical cooperation between the two countries.
He added that this would also lead to closer cooperation and rapprochement in regional peacekeeping efforts in the region.
The importance of Qatar
For his part, British Defense Minister Ben Wallace considered the launch of the British-Qatari squadron an important moment for the long-term strategic partnership that links Qatar and Britain.
He pointed out that this joint squadron is the first for Britain since World War II.
The British minister stressed that this reflects the importance of Qatar and the Gulf for his country.