The UK started its weapon selling tour in Africa and the Middle East
February 22, 2011
British Primer Minister David Cameron started his tour in the Arab countries along with several arms businessman. The opposition criticizes his “lack of sensibility” due to the moment chose.
Cameron is travelling with a delegation which’s 25% is composed of officials of the aerospace and defense sectors. They will meet the leaders of Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman.
Laborist MP Denis Macshane said: “It is a lack of sensibility and an amazing stupidity that the prime minister takes weapon sellers in his trip to the Middle East”.
Meanwhile, Cameron defended himself by saying that the UK has “strong defense relationships with the nations of the region… and some of the links we’ve had in the Gulf have served well the British interests”.
The firs stop was in El Cairo
David Cameron became the first international leader to visit Egypt after the demonstrations that took Hosni Mubarak down.
In El Cairo, Prime Minister met with field marshal Mohammed Tantawi, chief of the Military Council that rules the country.
Skeptics and members of the Egyptian opposition are already questioning the relationships established by Great Britain, its old “protectors” before the Second World War, with the military government that runs the country. Mere coincidence?
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