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Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Security Strategy visits Belize

Dr. Andrew Murrisson presents a new fleet of vehicles to the British Army Training Support Unit Belize (BATSUB).

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Dr Andrew Murrisson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Security Strategy at the Ministry of Defence made an official visit to Belize on 21 and 22 March before returning to the UK.

Dr Murrisson is interviewed by the local press.

During the visit, Dr Murrisson officially presented a new fleet of vehicles to the British Army Training Support Unit Belize (BATSUB).

Dr Murrisson said:

The UK regards Belize as very important in terms of our engagement in the region. We have longstanding and historic ties with Belize which are very much valued and the upgrading of this fleet is a sign of how serious we are about Belize and how we make sure that we continue our very good relationship.

The Minister also had time to visit the Belize Defence Force, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of National Security.

This is the second visit by a UK Minister in the past 4 months following Minister Hugo Swire’s visit in November 2012.

Officer Commanding BATSUB, Major Davey Harvey shows Dr Murrisson inside one of the new vehicles.
Logistics Warrant Officer WO1 Grieves (BATSUB) officially receives the new vehicle fleet from Dr Murrisson.
Dr Murrisson meets with the Commander Belize Defence Force (BDF), Brigadier General David Jones.
Published 28 March 2013