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Occupied Territories: Overseas Aid

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 20th May 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his US counterpart on the US decision to stop all aid to the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK maintains a regular dialogue with the US on a range of Middle East issues, and the Foreign Secretary has discussed the specific issue of US funding cuts for the UN Relief and Works Agency with Senior Adviser to the President, Jared Kushner. The UK has also made a number of official-level representations to the US highlighting our concern about the impact on US funding cuts.

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