Royal Navy to resume training of Iraqi counterparts

Training of the Iraqi Navy by the Royal Navy is expected to resume as soon as possible following consideration by the Iraqi Council of Representatives it was announced today.

The Iraqi Government had requested that after the UK concluded combat operations in Iraq on 30 April 2009 continued military assistance, particularly in officer training, naval training and maritime support, would continue to be provided.Training of the Iraqi Navy was paused in June, since when the agreement between the two Governments concerning naval training and maritime support to Iraqi forces has been considered by the Iraqi Council of Representatives.

The agreement will now enter into force once both parties have completed their parliamentary procedures and exchanged diplomatic notes.

Royal Navy personnel training members of the Iraqi Navy to carry out correct boarding procedures.

Royal Navy personnel training members of the Iraqi Navy to carry out correct boarding procedures.

 

UK Naval Transition Team training the Iraqi Navy to carry out correct boarding procedures in the Northern Gulf. 16/03/08

UK Naval Transition Team training the Iraqi Navy to carry out correct boarding procedures in the Northern Gulf. 16/03/08

 [Pictures: LA(Phot) Chris Winter, Crown Copyright/MOD 2008]



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