Security and Counter-terrorism

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:34 pm on 20th January 2010.

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Photo of Gordon Brown Gordon Brown The Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party 12:34 pm, 20th January 2010

We have to be very careful in what we do. It is important that we support legitimate Governments and work with those elements that wish to discourage extremism at all times. It is very important that we build a coalition of countries that are prepared to take on al-Qaeda and other terrorist activity. I think the lesson of the Afghanistan campaign is the fact that 43 countries were prepared to come together to get rid of the Taliban and al-Qaeda from Afghanistan. The lesson from that, and from the conference held by the friends of Yemen next week, is that people are willing to come together to support countries in taking action against terrorism.

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