Paraguay

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker Conservative, Worcester

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government has received on the change of government in Paraguay and the impeachment proceedings against President Lugo.

Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The British Government is following political developments in Paraguay closely.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials have met with the Paraguayan ambassador in London to discuss the situation. We welcome the decision on 26 June by the Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States (Jose Miguel Insulza) to travel to Paraguay to gather information on recent events and to report back to the organisation’s Permanent Council next week.

The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (Baroness Ashton) issued a statement expressing concern and calling on all parties to respect the democratic will of the Paraguayan people.

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