Democratic Republic of Congo

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th April 2013.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Foreign Secretary achieved all the objectives of his recent visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo with Angelina Jolie.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

I refer my noble friend to the Answer I gave on 24 April (Official Report, col. WA426). The visit to Rwanda and DRC played an important part in the lead-up to the G8 meeting of Foreign Ministers in London on 11 April, and the adoption of a historic Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

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