Britain's Defence Secretary Philip Hammond addresses guests during a state reception at the annual Australia-United Kingdom Ministerial meetings (AUKMIN) in Perth on January 18, 2013. Australia on January 18 signed a defence treaty with former colonial power Britain designed to further boost cooperation on military and security issues. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Paul Kane
Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Defence, leaves the Cabinet Office after attending a National Security Council meeting on March 3, 2014 in London, England. Prime Minister David Cameron has held the meeting to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
NSW Premier Mike Baird, UK Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Philip Hammond and Australian Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews gather at the site of the Lindt Cafe Siege at Martin Place on February 2, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. On December 15 2014, gunman Man Haron Monis was shot dead by police after taking hostages at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Martin Place. Two other people died, 33-year-old cafe manager Tori Johnson and 38-year-old Sydney barrister Katrina Dawson.
Australian Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, The UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Philip Hammond and UK Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon address the media during a press conference at Admiralty House on February 2, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. The UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Philip Hammond and the UK Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, are currently in Australia for the AUKMIN foreign affairs and defence meetings.
Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond inspects the Officer Cadets as he represents Queen Elizabeth II during the Sovereign's Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on December 14, 2012 in Sandhurst, England. The parade marks the completion of 44 weeks of training for 200 young people who will be commissioned into the British Army and the armies of 13 overseas countries. Senior Under Officer Sarah Hunter-Choat became the fourth woman in the Royal Military Academy's history to receive the prestigious Sword of Honour which is awarded to the best Officer Cadet on the course.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrives in Downing Street on November 19, 2014 in London, England. The government are holding an emergency security meeting do discuss the Islamic State terrorism threat.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond makes brief remarks to the press after he arrives at the Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs office May 8, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. Hammond was reappointed Foreign Secretary after the Conservative party, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, won a majority of seats in Parliament in yesterday's general election.