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Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth Labour, Coventry North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has contributed (a) funding and (b) staff to the development of the Afghan High Council for Peace.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The international community provides support to the work of the High Peace Council (HPC) through the UN's Salaam Support Group and ISAF's Force Reintegration Cell. The FCO has donated £5 million to the Peace and Reintegration Fund—established to support the Afghan Peace and Reintegration Programme. Of this donation, £1 million has been used to support the HPC's budget. The FCO has not contributed staff to the HPC.

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