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Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the provision of support for NGO search and rescue ships in the Mediterranean.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

The UK Government has not held such specific discussions. We continue to engage with EU partners in pursuit of predictable mechanisms for the disembarkation of rescued migrants at a nearby port of safety. In addition, we have continuing dialogue with the relevant Non-Government Organisations.

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