Mali: Peacekeeping Operations

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 2 March 2022.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his planned timetable is for a decision on the UK’s continued participation as a force contributor in UN MINUSMA.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Following the announcement that France will withdraw its Counter Terrorism Operation Barkhane from Mali, we are examining the impact on the UK's continued support to the United Nations MINUSMA mission. Some critical enablers for the UK's continuation sit with the French force. We are in discussions with other European allies to consider whether these could be replaced.

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