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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Peace Negotiations (16 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The Fifth Round of the UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue took place in Khartoum on 24 April. Discussions covered a range of issues, including the peace process. We welcomed the Government of Sudan's extension of the unilateral cessation of hostilities to 30 June 2018 and urged both the Government and rebel movements to abide by their announcements so that peace negotiations can resume in a...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Peace Negotiations (16 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I provided on 10 May in response to Question 141307.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russia: Football (16 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The British Government's top priority for the World Cup is the safety and security of British nationals travelling to Russia for the tournament. We are supporting the close co-operation between the UK and Russian police, and we plan to send additional staff to Russia during the tournament to support colleagues in the Embassy. A mobile embassy will move from city to city with the England team....

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russia: Football (16 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The British Government's top priority for the World Cup is the safety and security of British nationals travelling to Russia for the tournament. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has been working closely with the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) – the largest group of England supporters – to provide practical advice for British fans of all backgrounds, including LGBT...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Nature Conservation (16 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: DFID supports many activities that tackle the Illegal Wildlife Trade which contribute to animal conservation. Since 2014, DFID and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have jointly provided £11million to the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, administered by Defra. Through the Challenge Fund we have supported a range of proposals, including one for...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Zimbabwe: Overseas Aid (16 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: DFID Zimbabwe Programme Spend for the past five years: Financial Year Actual Spend (£) 2013/2014 105,994,824.16 2014/2015 68,620,415.12 2015/2016 85,786,771.83 2016/2017 104,885,392.21 2017/2018 93,761,324.33 TOTAL 459,048,727.66

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Religious Freedom (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: Sudan remains a Human Rights Priority Country for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), and we are deeply concerned about infringements and restrictions on freedom of religion or belief. We are considering ways that FCO programme funding could help to promote freedom of religion or belief in Sudan. We raised our concerns with the Government as part of the UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue on...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Peace Negotiations (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: We welcome the expected resumption of the High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF) talks in South Sudan on 17 May. However, the British Government is disappointed that the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) signed by all parties in December has not held, and that the HLRF has so far failed to generate serious commitments from the parties to compromise. We strongly condemn ongoing...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Peace Negotiations (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: We welcome the expected resumption of the High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF) talks in South Sudan on 17 May. However, the British Government is disappointed that the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) signed by all parties in December last year has not held, and that the HLRF has so far failed to generate serious commitments from the parties to compromise. We strongly condemn...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burundi: Peace Negotiations (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The British Government is deeply concerned by the situation in Burundi. Our non-resident Ambassador and officials hold regular consultations with the Burundi Government; most recently on 8 May with the Burundi Foreign Minister. These discussions cover human rights, the rule of law, and the importance of maintaining the principles of the 2000 Arusha Agreement, including the protection of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Zimbabwe: Elections (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The UK has consistently called for free and fair elections in Zimbabwe, in line with the country’s constitution. We have engaged regularly with actors from across the political spectrum to discuss how the international community can best support Zimbabwe’s democratisation process. Most recently, our Ambassador in Harare met President Mnangagwa on 5 May and the Foreign Secretary...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cameroon (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I visited Cameroon in February and met the Cameroonian Prime Minister, and the Foreign Secretary met him at the Commonwealth meetings in London in April. In all our discussions with Cameroonian Ministers, we have stressed the importance of inclusive dialogue and not resorting to violence.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cameroon (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I am delighted that the hon. Lady has managed to get this important issue on the Order Paper and up for discussion in the House of Commons, because it is a serious situation. There is violence from all sides in Cameroon and we are extremely concerned about the situation. We are encouraging not only the Government there but all Cameroonians to participate in a process of inclusive dialogue. It...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: May I draw the hon. Gentleman’s attention to a new all-party group that has been set up to investigate deaths abroad in suspicious circumstances?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: We are very concerned about the situation in Burundi. There is a referendum there this week and, as my hon. Friend will know, Her Majesty’s Government continue to send messages about the need to respect the Arusha peace accords and to respect democracy in Burundi.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: As we call on the Zimbabwean Government to hold free and fair elections this year, we are also making representations to them. I have personally made representations on behalf of the hon. Gentleman’s constituent to the Zimbabwean Foreign Minister.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Zimbabwe: Elections (14 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The UK has consistently called for free and fair elections in Zimbabwe, in line with the country’s constitution, and has engaged regularly with actors from across the political spectrum to discuss how the international community can best support Zimbabwe’s democratisation process. We have announced a further £5 million of assistance to civil society to help them deliver free...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Zimbabwe: Elections (14 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The UK has consistently called for free and fair elections in Zimbabwe, in line with the country’s constitution, and has engaged regularly with actors from across the political spectrum to discuss how the international community can best support Zimbabwe’s democratisation process. We have announced a further £5 million of assistance to civil society to help them deliver free...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Religious Freedom (14 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: We are firmly committed to promoting and protecting the right to freedom of religion or belief around the world and to being a strong voice internationally in defence of this fundamental right. Religious freedom is protected by the Nigerian Constitution and we regularly discuss with the Nigerian Government at the highest levels our concerns about threats to the enjoyment of this right. We...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Religious Freedom (14 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: ​We are aware that rural inter-communal clashes have led to violent deaths by groups with increasing access to sophisticated equipment. We continue to encourage the Government of Nigeria to work with security agencies in a compliant manner to resolve the ongoing issue and welcome President Buhari's condemnation of these acts of violence. We are engaging with Federal and State Government...


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