Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 27th November 2006.

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Photo of Keith Simpson Keith Simpson Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with her US counterpart on proposals to strengthen Palestinian security forces; and what assessment she has made of (a) the US's proposals and (b) the extent to which agreement with the US was reached in such discussions.

Photo of Kim Howells Kim Howells Minister of State (Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

We continue to support US Security Co-ordinator General Dayton's work on strengthening the Palestinian Security Forces. Officials remain in regular contact with General Dayton's team. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has had no discussions with her US counterpart on General Dayton's work.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary gave to Mr. Hague today (UIN: 101959).

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