Developing Countries: Climate Change

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 9 March 2023.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he had discussions with his counterparts in (a) Australia, (b) New Zealand and (c) France on the UK's Small Island Developing States strategy in the Indo-Pacific region when preparing the policy paper entitled UK Small Island Developing States strategy 2022 to 2026, published on 27 February 2023.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

Prior to the publication of the paper, discussions have been held on the UK's approach to the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Hub's issues at official level with Australia, New Zealand and France. Within the Indo-Pacific region, discussions with partners take place at all levels including through the Partners in the Blue Pacific initiative of which Australia and New Zealand are members and France has participated in discussions.

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