Southern Africa: LGBT People

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Christine Jardine Christine Jardine Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on LGBT rights in (a) Botswana, (b) Namibia and (c) Swaziland.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Our High Commissions regularly raise LGBT rights with Eswatini, Namibia and Botswana as part of our human rights agenda. The Prime Minister championed LGBT rights at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in April 2018, which was attended by Botswana, Namibia and Eswatini.

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