De­fence on MP’s agenda for Nato visit

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LLANELLI MP Nia Grif­fith re­cently vis­ited Nato head­quar­ters in her role as Labour’s Shadow De­fence Sec­re­tary.

Ms Grif­fith ex­plained: “In an un­cer­tain world, it is all the more im­por­tant that we stand to­gether with our al­lies, and work through or­gan­i­sa­tions like Nato and the UN to achieve a more peace­ful and se­cure world.”

“It was a priv­i­lege to visit Nato head­quar­ters last month along with my col­league Emily Thorn­berry MP, the Shadow For­eign Sec­re­tary. Emily and I met the Deputy Supreme Al­lied Com­man­der Europe, a post held by a Bri­tish Army of­fi­cer, as well as the UK am­bas­sador to Nato and a num­ber of Nato of­fi­cials.

“We dis­cussed im­por­tant issues like how we can work with our fel­low Nato coun­tries to pool re­sources so that we can de­fend the UK and our al­lies more ef­fec­tively. We fo­cussed par­tic­u­larly on how to com­bat new and emerg­ing means of at­tack, such as cy­ber, which are becoming ever more eas­ily and cheaply ac­ces­si­ble, not just to states but also to ter­ror­ist groups.”

Llanelli MP Nia Grif­fith with her Shadow Cab­i­net col­league Emily Thorn­berry dur­ing their visit to Nato head­quar­ters.

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