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Afghanistan: Taliban

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Conservative, Rochford and Southend East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings have taken place in (a) Helmand Province and (b) Afghanistan in the last 12 months between British representatives and (i) current, (ii) former and (iii) suspected Taliban insurgents.

Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Our embassy in Kabul and the UK-led provincial reconstruction team in Lashkar Gah have made a wide range of contacts within the Afghanistan government and people in public life, some of whom will have held positions under the former Taliban regime. Data on these contacts are not collated in a form to enable the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to respond to the hon. Member's question.

The UK position on reconciliation remains unchanged. We support President Karzai' efforts to bring disaffected Afghans into society's mainstream, providing they renounce violence and accept Afghanistan's constitution.

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