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Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Provision of Non-Lethal Border Security Support to Jordan (12 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: In November 2015 and April 2017, my predecessors the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP and the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP respectively, issued Written Ministerial Statements setting out our plans to improve security along the border between Jordan and Syria by providing training and equipment to groups selected from the Moderate Armed Opposition (MAO) in southern Syria. That support enabled the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: The Six Monthly Report on Hong Kong - 1 January to 30 June 2018 (Hong Kong (Sino/British Joint Declaration)) (6 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: The latest six-monthly report on the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong was published today, and is attached. It covers the period from 1 January to 30 June 2018. The report has been placed in the Library of the House. A copy is also available on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website (www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-of fice). I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Myanmar (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: The situation in Burma/Myanmar remains of real concern. On 27 August, the United Nations fact-finding mission published a report that said that there were grounds for prosecution of members of the Burma military for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. In the face of such serious allegations, no country that considers itself humane can stand back and do nothing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Myanmar (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: I very strongly agree with the hon. Gentleman that ethnic cleansing, in whatever shape or form, wherever it happens, should never go unpunished, and that the perpetrators of these appalling crimes must be brought to justice. He is right to say that the UK has a special responsibility as the penholder. I intend to convene a high-level meeting of Ministers in the margins of the UN General...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Myanmar (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: I cannot tell the hon. Gentleman that number, but I will happily write to him with the information. What I can tell him is that our aid to the Rohingya, which is £129 million so far, has helped counsel 2,000 victims of sexual violence. We consider that an extremely important part of our support for this people.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Myanmar (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: I thank my right hon. Friend for his comments and commend him for the leadership he showed on many humanitarian issues as International Development Secretary. He is absolutely right: the report said that in Rakhine, Shan and Kachin states there was gang rape, assaults on children, villages razed, and, in northern Rakhine, mass extermination and mass deportations. This is the kind of issue...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Myanmar (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: I very much welcome my hon. Friend’s experience of the region. Obviously that would be a matter for Parliament to decide, but it is very important that in all our dealings with the Burmese regime they understand that a line has been crossed. It is also important to update the House on the fact that a great deal has happened over the summer months, including an EU decision, which the UK...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Myanmar (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: The two journalists were doing what is in the very best traditions of all journalism: exposing evil and bad things that Governments do not want exposed. We are very concerned, and I want to visit Burma/Myanmar to talk about all these issues and will certainly raise the issue with the Burmese authorities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Myanmar (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: My hon. Friend raises a very good question. My colleague in the other place, Lord Ahmad, hosted a Security Council meeting on 28 August to look at all these issues. I will be looking at that particular issue when we have a high-level meeting of Foreign Ministers at the UN General Assembly.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Myanmar (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: I recognise the enormous amount that the hon. Gentleman has done on this issue as Chair of the Select Committee on International Development. I think we have two priorities in this situation, which is both a humanitarian catastrophe and a justice issue. The first is to enable the safe return of the Rohingya to their home. That is not unproblematic, but it is very, very important because of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Myanmar (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: My hon. Friend should rest assured that we will deal with crimes against humanity wherever in the world they happen.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Myanmar (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: The hon. Lady should rest assured that we absolutely believe that everyone responsible for these atrocities must be held to account. I hope to meet Aung San Suu Kyi; I think I have probably expressed the disappointment felt on both sides of the House that she has not taken the stand that many of us who have admired her for many years had hoped she might. The key issue is whether she chooses...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Myanmar (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: I am very happy to make all consular assistance available to the hon. Lady’s constituent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Myanmar (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: First, I should say that it is a great pleasure to have the right hon. Lady shadowing me. As Health Secretary, I was shadowed by four different shadow Secretaries of State; I hope the right hon. Lady will stay long enough for us to really get to know each other. Things need to happen if we are to deal with these very serious issues. It is important that I visit Burma/Myanmar to meet the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Myanmar (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: With the greatest respect to my new shadow, that is exactly what I am going to do and what I have said I will do. I will be in the margins of the UN General Assembly raising the issue with my counterparts from the other permanent members of the Security Council. But I also want to visit Burma/Myanmar, and I think I will be able to make a stronger case if I do.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Leaving the EU: Foreign Policy Co-operation (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: Over the summer I visited seven EU countries and had substantive bilateral talks with 18 EU Foreign Ministers, and to all of them I said the same thing: if there is not a deal on our exit from the EU, Britain will find a way to survive and prosper, but it would be a big mistake for the continent of Europe, because at a time of great international upheaval, countries that share the same values...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Leaving the EU: Foreign Policy Co-operation (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: The facilitated customs arrangement is one of the issues being negotiated. Many discussions are happening between my colleague the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and Michel Barnier, and we are starting to make progress, but there is a long way to go.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Leaving the EU: Foreign Policy Co-operation (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: That is something I can talk about a little bit, because of my last role as Health Secretary. We have made it clear to the EU that we are very happy to continue with the European health insurance card scheme, which allows British citizens to access healthcare free of charge anywhere in the EU and the same for EU citizens coming to Britain, but obviously there has to be agreement with the EU...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Leaving the EU: Foreign Policy Co-operation (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: I very much look forward to working with my hon. Friend in his role as the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee. I have great sympathy for what he says about Senator John McCain, who was a great statesman and friend of this country. He is absolutely right, too, that we have an opportunistic foe testing our defences at every opportunity, and we are far more likely to be successful if we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Leaving the EU: Foreign Policy Co-operation (4 Sep 2018)

Jeremy Hunt: I heard many compliments when I went to Germany about my right hon. Friend’s diplomacy with and links to Germany, and we had very good discussions with Heiko Maas on the issue of sanctions. That is going to become more important in the months ahead, because the United States has said it will introduce sanctions as a result of the Salisbury attacks and is very clear that it would not be...


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