Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th April 2016.

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Photo of Mary Robinson Mary Robinson Conservative, Cheadle

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to promote trade and diplomatic connections between the UK and other Commonwealth countries.

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

We are committed to strengthening our Commonwealth engagement and ties with Commonwealth allies. We continue to engage with organisations like the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council to boost trade and increase prosperity within the Commonwealth. As part of these efforts, the UK and Malta will be co-hosting the first Commonwealth Trade Ministers meeting in March 2017.

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