Egypt: Corruption

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on allegations of corruption in that country.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK Government firmly believes corruption is at the heart of many of the world’s problems and we support Egyptian Government efforts to counter corruption. The UK is actively engaged with the World Bank’s Country Partnership Framework for Egypt, whose interventions will assist in reducing corruption in the country.

The UK continues to hold a number of assets belonging to persons identified as responsible for misappropriation of Egyptian state funds under the 2011 EU sanctions regime, and we will continue to support anti-corruption efforts in Egypt.

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