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UK and France sign Maritime Security Treaty


27 July 2021 (TDI): UK and France signed a new maritime security treaty to protect their citizens onboard passenger ferries or other large vessels from terrorist attacks taking place in the Channel.

The foreign and defense secretaries of the UK and France met each other in Paris where they signed the UK-France Maritime Security Treaty which will take effect after receiving formal ratification by their respective governments.

According to Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary of Britain this treaty will enable the two states to “jointly respond swiftly and effectively to terrorist threats in the Channel”.

The provisions of the Treaty would allow UK and France to share security information on potential security threats, swiftly address serious security incidents, coordinate efficient joint responses, and work together to mend the consequences of an attack or incident.

Other topics discussed in the meeting between the foreign and defense secretaries included important security and foreign policy issues such as new fields of cooperation on emerging technologies, European security, security in Africa and the Levant, and the joint work concerning China, Russia, Iran, Afghanistan, and the Indo Pacific.


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