29th January 2018

Sir Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to increase multinational interoperability.

Mark Lancaster, Minister of State for the Armed Forces: The UK's Armed Forces are leading contributors to several multinational organisations, coalitions, and frameworks for which military interoperability is a necessary consideration. Key examples of this include our work in NATO, where we work closely with Allies on initiatives such as standardisation and through activities such as the Very High Readiness Task Force and Enhanced Forward Presence. The UK regularly trains and exercises with our multinational counterparts to build interoperability and promote the principal of collective defence.

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