Department for International Trade: Visits Abroad

Department for International Trade written question – answered at on 22 July 2022.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Minister of State for Trade Policy was officially representing her Department when she attended the Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue convened by the Hoover Institution and Annenberg Foundation Trust in California between 5 and 7 December 2021; and whether she was supported at that event by (a) officials and (b) briefing from her Department.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The Minister for Trade Policy attended the Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue as a UK Government representative at the request of the British Embassy Washington. The event was added to the Minister’s existing programme on her visit to a number of US States to advance UK-US interests. She was supported during the visit by UK Government officials.

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