African Union: Armed Forces

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with the African Union states that will contribute to a combined military force to tackle Boko Haram to ensure that the new force has adequate resources and skilled training.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

We continue to support Nigeria and its neighbours in the fight against Boko Haram including through the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) they have set up to counter Boko Haram. HMG officials regularly meet with their counterparts from the countries who have contributed to the MNJTF, coordinating closely with the US and France, and we have provided £5 million to support the force.

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