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Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Frank Roy Frank Roy Labour, Motherwell and Wishaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the contribution China has made to peace and security in the Sahel region in recent months.

Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

China makes an important contribution to security in Africa, including the Sahel, through its support for the Africa Union and its contributions to peacekeeping missions. We welcome China's announcement in June that it will contribute up to 400 personnel to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali.

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