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Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of The Marquess of Lothian The Marquess of Lothian Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government when the current scoping mission to assess the UK's future involvement in the Sahel, including potential support to the G5 Sahel Joint Force, will be completed; and whether its conclusions will be made public.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

The scoping mission will be completed in mid-January. The situation in the Sahel is deteriorating, so the UK Government is looking at a range of options to protect UK interests in the region and support EU partners' endeavours. The conclusions will be made public early next year.

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