Visit of Lord Carrington, Secretary of State for Defence, to Saudi Arabia and Oman, 8-13 April 1973: briefs

FCO 8/2117 1973 Jan 01 - 1973 Dec 31

This file contains briefs, personality notes on leading personalities and itineraries relating to the UK Secretary of State for Defence Lord Carrington's [Peter Carington] visit to Saudi Arabia and Oman in April 1973, including reference to:

  • The Saudi Arabian Air Defence Scheme
  • Jaguar, Strikemaster and Rapier aircraft
  • Westland helicopters
  • The Saudi Arabian National Guard
  • Vigilant missiles
  • Egypt
  • Current UK sales in Oman
  • UK sale prospects in Oman
  • Intelligence exchanges with Saudi Arabia
  • The air defence of Oman
  • Kuwait-Iraqi relations
  • UK military training assistance in the two countries
  • Anglo-Saudi relations
  • Saudi foreign relations
  • The Arab-Israeli conflict
  • The Khartoum killings, during which a group of Palestinians from the Black September organisation attacked the Saudi Embassy in Khartoum during a party
  • Oil exports
  • The UK's defence relations with Saudi Arabia and Oman
  • Naval visits
  • Oman's economy
  • Aid that Oman has received from Abu Dhabi, India, Iran, Jordan, Libya, Pakistan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia
  • Defence and security forces in Dhofar
  • British military and financial assistance to Oman
  • Conditions of the service of British loaned personnel in Oman
  • The military situation in Oman, with reference to Northern Oman
  • The Masirah and Salalah Agreements