Sahel: Security

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 19 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 Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2023 to Question HL6976 on Sahel: Security, whether his Department has provided (a) technical support and (b) training to the Directorate General of External Research in Cameroon.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The UK is committed to working with regional allies in West Africa to tackle violent extremism in the Lake Chad Basin. Cameroon is an important partner in this effort. We provide training to the Directorate General of External Research operating in the Far North of Cameroon in order to strengthen their capacity to counter the terrorist threat posed by Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa.

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