Speech Highlights – Theresa May became First Woman & First UK PM to address Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) n Bahrain

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Today, UK servicemen and women are putting their lives on the line at the heart of the international mission against Daesh in Iraq and Syria.

We are making progress. And as we are seeing with the current operations in Mosul, the days of Daesh as an occupying force are numbered.

Gulf security is our security. Extremists plotting terror attacks here in this region are not only targeting the Gulf but as we have seen targeting the streets if Europe to.

Whether we are confronting the terrorism of Al-Qaeda or the murderous barbarity of Daesh, no country is a more committed partner in this fight than then United Kingdom.

Whether we are confronting the terrorism of Al-Qaeda or the murderous barbarity of Daesh, no country is a more committed partner in this fight than then United Kingdom.

We will invest in hard power with over £3billion of defence spending in the region over the next decade, spending more on defence in the Gulf than in any other region of the world.

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