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James Heappey is MP for Wells and a member of the Conservative party.

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Met the UK Minister for Armed Forces Rt.Hon. @JSHeappey @HouseofCommons in London today,on a reciprocal visit after hosting him in Nairobi in May.
Held discussions on enhancing of bilateral relations especially in military cooperation, between Kenya 🇰🇪 and the UK 🇬🇧

Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is threatening global food supplies.

The poorest and most vulnerable people in the world are now at risk of having nothing to eat.

#FoodIsNotAWeapon

.@JSHeappey received a warm welcome from Minister for Defence the Honourable Dominic Nitiwul and Chief of Defence Staff Vice Admiral Amoama in Ghana yesterday. They discussed the UK’s ongoing support to the security and stability of Ghana and the wider West Africa region. 🇬🇭 🇬🇧

Happy Reserves Day!

Thank you to all the Reservists who give their time to serve the nation, and to their employers who support them.

#ReservesDay #SaluteOurForces

Being #Chevening doesn't end when you get your degree certificate, our alumni are just as important to us as our current students... wonderful to introduce some of our brilliant #CheveningAlumni to @JSHeappey in #Tamale 🇬🇧🇬🇭

#IamChevening #Partnership #NorthernGhana

.@UKinGhana checklist for the week:

1⃣ Invite @JSHeappey to 🇬🇭 🇹🇬 🇨🇮
2⃣ Award @DartmouthBRNC
medal to Lt Commander Dzokoto, Ghana's *first* female commander of a navy vessel
3⃣ Fly @JSHeappey to Tamale

WATCH to see all the best bits from @JSHeappey's 🇬🇭-trip this week 👀👀

En vue de s'imprégner des efforts de coordination, et des opérations de sécurisation du Golfe de Guinée, Le Min. 🇬🇧 @JSHeappey a visité le #CRESMAO ce jour.

La sécurité maritime est primordiale au développement des échanges commerciaux entre le 🇬🇧 et la 🇨🇮

A l’Etat major des Armées, le Min. @JSHeappey a passé en revue les troupes 🫡 avant de s’entretenir avec le Chef d’Etat Major des Armées de 🇨🇮 sur les questions de défense et de sécurité.

The UK Minister for the Armed Forces, Hon James Heappey, MP, @DefenceHQ has visited the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) . He was received by the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Frank Hanson.
Please follow the link below for more.
https://gafonline.mil.gh/news/1098

Rear Admiral Issah Adam Yakubu, Chief of the Naval Staff, receiving the Britannia Royal Naval College Medal from Honourable James Heappey, MP , United Kingdom Minister of the Armed Forces.

Empty in-trays for the first time in 4 years. Wonderful to have belonged to a fantastic organisation and served alongside incredible people. Everything I signed up for 40 years ago and a lifetime of memories. Good luck to Patrick Sanders and his new team. Great times. Thank you.

Pleased at meeting Armed Forces Minister @JSHeappey yesterday and the very good exchange on #EuroAtlantic security.

Ambassador @TiffanySadlerUK is doing a remarkable job in strengthening cooperation between #Slovenia 🇸🇮 & #UK 🇬🇧.

#WeAreNATO 🤝 #StandWithUkraine

British🇬🇧 Minister for Armed Forces @JSHeappey had a bilateral discussion with State Secretary Simona Cojocaru of @MApNRomania🇷🇴 & were joined by Ukrainian Deputy Defence Minister Volodymyr Havrylov for a trilateral meeting to discuss the conflict in #Ukraine️ 🇺🇦

As an important @NATO ally, Armed Forces Minister @JSHeappey met with State Secretary Črnčec to understand the new Slovenian government’s priorities and discuss strengthening the UK-Slovenia defence partnership 🇸🇮🇬🇧

@UKinSlovenia @MO_RS

Slovakia is a @NATO ally and an important defence partner for the UK.

@JSHeappey visited the country for the first time in his role as Armed Forces Minister, meeting his counterpart @MajerMarian to discuss our joint work to support Ukraine and uphold European security.

"I think this is something that we should steel ourselves to last for six months, a year, 18 months, more"

Armed Forces Minister ​​@JSHeappey tells @Peston that the UK should be prepared to support Ukraine for some time to come.

#Peston

"I think people maybe overestimate the ability of Putin and those around him to control public opinion in Russia"

Armed Forces Minister @JSHeappey questions how long Putin can hide the impact of the war from the Russian public and whether this will lead to his fall.

#Peston

The British Military Advisory and Training Team in the Czech Republic 🇨🇿 has trained over 12,000 personnel from 45 countries, including 1,000 from #Ukraine 🇺🇦

Armed Forces Minister @JSHeappey met with some of the instructors and students to hear about their work. @BMATTCzech

The Czech Republic and the UK are working hand-in-hand to support #Ukraine 🇬🇧🇨🇿🇺🇦

Armed Forces Minister @JSHeappey met Deputy Defence Minister Daniel Blažkovec to discuss our efforts to help the country defend itself against the unprovoked Russian invasion @ObranaTweetuje

"Spojené království úzce spolupracuje se sými spojenci a partnery po celém světě a snaží se podporovat ukrajinskou vládu v její snaze ochránit své obyvatelstvo před nehorázným útokem ze strany Ruska."

Ministr ozbrojených sil @JSHeappey při návštěvě České Republiky.

Excellent meeting w/ Minister for the Armed Forces @JSHeappey. Thanked him for 🇬🇧’s vital early support for 🇽🇰 and today’s great bilateral relations. We are joined against 🇷🇺’s aggression in 🇺🇦, and share common goals for peace, freedom, democracy & security in the region.

I’ve been uncomfortable with much of what’s emerged about events in No 10 during Covid lockdowns. But UK faces enormous economic & security challenges that can’t be wished away. This is time for Govt to deliver not squabble amongst itself. I’ll be supporting the PM this evening.

I’ve visited many @CWGC cemeteries around the world. Graves are always kept so immaculately, grass cut & hedges trimmed. So in #WarGravesWeek thank you to all those amazing people tending the cemeteries like these 2 wonderful chaps I had pleasure of meeting in Islamabad this week

“There are people in Moscow who know how badly the war is being managed," UK defence minister @JSHeappey “There's a growing realisation that 10,000s of Russians soliders are losing their lives in an operation defined by hubris and political interference.” https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/twenty-thousand-russians-killed-vladimir-putin-war-invasion-ukraine-b1000744.html

Hugely informative week in East Africa discussing shared security concerns with friends in Somalia, Kenya, Uganda & Burundi. Learnt so much & return with lots of ideas for how UK can help in region. Thanks to our amazing @FCDOGovUK & @DefenceHQ teams for making it all happen.

SE Evariste #Ndayishimiye a reçu en audience Hon James Heappey, Sous-secrétaire d'État parlementaire aux Forces Armées britanniques, qui a réitéré l’engagement de son pays pour renforcer les relations avec le #Burundi dans le domaine de la sécurité & la lutte contre le terrorisme

The United Kingdom Minister for the Armed Forces Hon. James Heappey on Monday, 9th May 2022 paid a courtesy call on Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Defence Hon. Eugene Wamalwa at the Defence Headquarters in Nairobi.
https://bit.ly/3yz2VaP

@JSHeappey @GeneralNeva @ATMIS_Somalia The Minister also laid a wreath at the war memorial in Bujumbura and paid tribute to the Burundian peacekeepers who lost their lives in a recent attack in Somalia.

Burundi’s contribution to peacekeeping in Somalia is vital.

Armed Forces Minister @JSHeappey met with the country’s President @GeneralNeva to offer new UK training for Burundian staff officers for @ATMIS_Somalia 🇬🇧🇧🇮

La contribution du #Burundi au maintien de la paix en Somalie est essentielle. Pendant sa visite au Burundi, le Ministre des Forces Armées @JSHeappey a rencontré le Président @GeneralNeva pour offrir une nouvelle formation britannique aux officiers burundais de @ATMIS_Somalia

1/9 The UK’s Minister for Armed Forces @JSHeappey was in #Uganda for discussions on regional security & stability and the situation in #Ukraine. This morning he spoke with @ntvuganda #MorningAtNTV and said 👇🏼

Our (United Kingdom) relationship with people is that we are a freedom-loving democracy that believes in doing the right thing in the world. If you believe in the same, we would like to partner with you and help. Uganda clearly ...

When the UK does business with a country, we pride ourselves on making nothing more than a valued proposition. We don’t come and expect you to take on debt and then hold that debt over you for years to come - @JSHeappey, Minister for Armed Forces, United Kingdom #MorningAtNTV

President Museveni is effusive about a regional solution to the Eastern DRC, and I think the UK has a role in looking at how we can help Uganda and her partners in the region to operationalise that as a solution - @JSHeappey, Min. for Armed Forces, United Kingdom #MorningAtNTV

Uganda is utterly selfless in its willingness to commit to Somalia. People in Somalia speak very keenly about the bravery and the way that the Uganda armed forces contribute to that mission - @JSHeappey, Minister for Armed Forces, United Kingdom #MorningAtNTV

I think that both the UK & Uganda share concerns about the progress that is being made in Somalia. We both recognise that there needs to be renewed political importance to drive forward a lasting security transition in Somalia - @JSHeappey, Min. for Armed Forces, UK #MorningAtNTV

This week we will mark 5 years of the eFP Estonia Battlegroup.

I am immensely proud of everything that we have achieved and the contributions made by 🇬🇧 @BritishArmy, 🇫🇷 @armeedeterre, 🇩🇰@forsvaretdk and 🇮🇸 @MFAIceland, alongside our partners 🇪🇪 @Kaitsevagi.

#5YearsAsOne

Kenya is the UK’s strongest partner on defence and security in East Africa - and we’re working together for the stability of the region.

@DefenceHQ Minister Heappey met @kdfinfo CS Wamalwa today to discuss our partnership. https://twitter.com/EugeneLWamalwa/status/1523670039148195840

Eugene L. Wamalwa @EugeneLWamalwa

Delighted to host my Colleague Rt. Hon James Heappey, Mp,Minister of UK Armed Forces,with whom we discussed ways of strengthening our Defence Cooperation.

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