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Eritrea and Sudan: Military Aid

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British personnel have been involved in the training of Sudanese Rapid Support Forces in Sudan and the Eritrean Border Force as part of the UK's involvement in the Valetta Action Plan and the Khartoum Process; and what the cost of that training has been to the public purse.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The UK has not and will not provide support to the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces, either bilaterally or as part of the Valletta Action Plan. Under the Valletta Action Plan and via EU funding, the UK supports programmes designed to address the five key areas for tackling migration together with the Horn of Africa countries, including Eritrea. We have no plans to support the Eritrean Border Force.

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