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Horn of Africa

Defence written question – answered on 11th June 2012.

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Photo of Alun Michael Alun Michael Labour, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support his Department plans to provide to Somaliland and countries in the Horn of Africa in the remainder of this Parliament.

Photo of Gerald Howarth Gerald Howarth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence plans to continue its close engagement with the Somaliland Army and Coastguard, building capacity in Somaliland's institutions as a priority. The UK will continue to play a major role in the growing international efforts to bring peace and stability to all areas of Somalia and the Horn of Africa region.

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