Africa: International Relations

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 31 May 2023.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) strengthen partnerships with African countries and (b) support greater African representation in multilateral fora.

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)

Across Africa, the UK is investing in long-term mutually beneficially partnerships with African countries and institutions to build a freer, safer, more prosperous, healthier and greener future for UK and African citizens alike. We also enjoy a strong relationship with the African Union, collaborating effectively across a range of shared priorities.

We are clear that Africa's voice must be heard at the world's top tables. As set out in the Integrated Review refresh, we support further African representation in multilateral institutions including the United Nations Security Council and the G20. This position was reaffirmed amongst G7 countries in the recent Hiroshima G7 Summit Leaders Communique.

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