Somalia: Peacekeeping Operations

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has held with her counterparts in African Union nations on supplying troops to the peacekeeping mission in Somalia.

Photo of Ian McCartney Ian McCartney Minister of State (Trade & Investment), Department of Trade and Industry, Minister of State (Trade & Investment), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Our officials in several African Union (AU) states have been in touch with their host Governments over possible troop contributions to the AU Mission in Somalia.

We welcome the unanimous adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1744, sponsored by the UK, on 20 February 2007, which authorises the mission.

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