The United Kingdom’s Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Admiral Tim Fraser, and his US counterpart General John Hyten, have signed a bilateral Charter, confirming their nations’ commitment to working together to tackle global security concerns…

As this was his first visit to the UK in his current appointment, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John Hyten was formally greeted by Admiral Fraser at the Ministry of Defence in London. The two leaders discussed upcoming operational activity, next generation capabilities and how the two nations will look to deepen their cooperation to address the ever-changing threat environment.

The military leaders committed to strengthening their defence relationship by signing the Future Force Development Cooperation Charter. This forward-looking agreement will allow our two nations to work closer together and achieve optimum future force collaboration.

Admiral Fraser said: “Today, we reaffirm our commitment to the UK-US defence co-operation. For over 100 years, we have worked together to build and maintain international peace and stability, based on the interests and values that we share.

“We continue to have military and civilian personnel stationed in each other’s countries as part of our collective commitment to NATO, to ensure we are able to train and operate alongside each other when required. The strength of our combined efforts is demonstrated through the daily work of our military personnel working side by side around the world.”

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