Cameroon: Military Aid

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 13 July 2023.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will take steps to help support the government in Cameroon with (a) arms stockpile management and security, (b) the registration and marking of military equipment and (c) other support to help prevent the diversion of arms to armed separatist groups implicated in human rights abuses.

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)

The UK is committed to supporting regulated and responsible arms transfers and preventing the diversion of arms to terrorists and criminals. We provide cooperation and support to states on the management of Small Arms and Light Weapons, through various mechanisms, such as the Arms Trade Treaty's (ATT) Voluntary Trust Fund, which Cameroon can apply to for assistance as a State party. The UK will raise this at the ATT's conference of State Parties in August.

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