UK-Africa Investment Summit

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 7 February 2024.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Postponement of the UK-African Investment Summit, published on 31 January 2024, on what date he took the decision to postpone that summit; for what reason that summit was postponed; and on what date the Envoy for the UK-African Investment Summit 2024 was informed of that decision.

Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK-African Investment Summit (UK-AIS), due to take place in April 2024, has been postponed to a later date owing to scheduling issues in the international calendar. New summit dates will be announced in due course.

The UK-AIS Envoy was informed of the postponement of the Summit on 29 January shortly after the decision was taken, at which point he was already en route to Rwanda. During his visit, he informed the Rwandan government of the postponement and discussed our trade and investment partnership.

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