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UK plans to build two foreign military bases after Brexit, - Ministry of Defense

The goal is to make the UK "a real global player"
16:45, 31 December 2018

AFP

British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said he is working on plans to build two new military bases in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia. It is reported by Telegraph.

“These plans are part of an effort to make Britain a real global player, increasing the country's role in the international arena after it leaves the European Union. We need to clearly explain that Britain is again a global nation,” said Williamson.

The minister predicts that after Britain’s withdrawal from the EU "the political focus will shift quite dramatically" and Britain should deepen relations with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Caribbean, as well as African countries.

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Williamson called the plan of action of the British government concerning unforeseen circumstances in case of chaotic Brexit, providing transfer of 3500 military men to a state of alert, “good reasonable planning”.

Britain already has bases in Cyprus, Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands and Diego Garcia island. In 1968, Great Britain left military bases in Southeast Asia and the Persian Gulf.

We will remind, earlier it became known that the Parliament of Great Britain will hold a vote on Brexit after January 14. Prime Minister Theresa May said that if Parliament rejects this agreement, there will be no other deal.

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