Sudan: Military Attachés

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the military attaché from the British Embassy in Khartoum attended the graduation ceremony of Rapid Support Forces officers in May 2017.

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)

As part of his official duties the then British Defence Attache to Sudan, alongside fellow international Defence Attaches based in Khartoum, attended a Sudanese Armed Forces military parade in May 2017. The Rapid Support Forces formally joined the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) in January 2017, and their graduation ceremony therefore took place during the parade under the auspices of the SAF, although this had not been made clear in advance.

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