Chad: Refugees

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What representations they will make to ascertain the willingness of Chad and the Central African Republic to accept a United Nations military force on their territories to prevent cross-border raids and to make possible the delivery of relief and medical aid for refugees and displaced people.

Photo of Lord Triesman Lord Triesman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

We continue to work with the UN and other member states to seek to address any concerns raised by the Governments of Chad and the Central African Republic about the possible deployment of a UN peacekeeping force. We continue to urge the Government of Chad to improve regional security and work actively with non-governmental organisations operating in eastern Chad.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials pressed the Chad Foreign Minister, Alimat Allami, on 20 February to implement and abide by the terms of the Tripoli agreement which calls for a ceasefire between Chad and Sudan, and not to support armed movements, which destabilise the region.

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