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.
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.