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Sudan and South Sudan

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

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Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of his Department's officials have been based in UK Trade and Investment in Sudan and South Sudan in each of the last six years.

Photo of Mark Simmonds Mark Simmonds The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

From 2008-11, there was one locally-employed member of staff working for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) covering commercial relations for the whole of Sudan and based in the British embassy in Khartoum. Following the independence of South Sudan, UKTI retained the officer in Khartoum until March 2013. Over the period in question, there have been no Juba-based UKTI officials.

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