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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Malawi: Diplomatic Relations more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to improve diplomatic relations with Malawi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 272204 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Bilateral relations between the UK and Malawi remain strong. Following the Presidential election on 21 May, our High Commission in Lilongwe is engaging with the newly appointed Government to agree areas for future co-operation. The UK supports prosperity and development for the people of Malawi with around £140 million invested per year through the Department for International Development (DFID)'s work, which is targeted on the most vulnerable in society. The UK-funded Commonwealth Trade Facilitation Programme is helping Malawi adopt faster and more efficient customs procedures. In turn, these will reduce the cost of doing business and create a more enabling environment for intra-Commonwealth Trade. In conjunction with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Ministry of Defence (MOD), we are also providing expertise and training to Malawian rangers to tackle the Illegal Wildlife Trade. The recently announced Royal Visit to Malawi by HRH The Duke of Sussex in the Autumn will strengthen further our deep and long-standing relationship with Malawi.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:08:20.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:08:20.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1130440
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Mozambique: Diplomatic Relations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to improve diplomatic relations with Mozambique. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 261139 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Bilateral relations between the UK and Mozambique are positive. I visited Mozambique from 1-3 February. The visit reinforced the UK and Mozambique's shared commitment to prosperity, Commonwealth and security. During the visit I announced the creation of three honorary prosperity consuls to help promote stronger business links. On security, the UK and Mozambique signed a Defence Cooperation memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 13 May, allowing us to work more closely on security matters. The UK was also a major contributor to international efforts in response to the two recent cyclones.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:28:26.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:28:26.02Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1135886
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Sub-Saharan Africa more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of (a) China’s influence in sub-Saharan Africa and (b) the extent of Chinese investment in ports in sub-Saharan Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 271498 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>China is Sub-Saharan Africa's largest trading partner and a significant source of investment and development finance. Decisions about the extent of Chinese invements in ports are for the respective countries to decide. The UK want to work with China and our African partners to ensure all investments are economically viable and sustainable for the debtor.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:10:24.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:10:24.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1134123
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Uganda: Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Ugandan Ambassador to the UK on press freedom and civil liberties in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 268432 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Government officials have discussed the upcoming media freedom conference, and its priority for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with the Ugandan High Commission in London. The Ugandan Foreign Minister is also confirmed to attend the conference. Our High Commission in Kampala, alongside the EU and other missions, released a statement on 3 May calling on the Ugandan Government to guarantee freedom of speech and expression, and freedom of assembly as enshrined in the Ugandan Constitution. Following the statement, British High Commission staff highlighted our concerns during the EU Heads of Mission meeting with President Museveni in May. The UK supports freedom of expression as a fundamental human right alongside freedom of the media and we continue regularly to raise any concerns around civic and political issues directly with the Ugandan government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T15:46:31.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T15:46:31.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1132848
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Mali: Ethnic Groups more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of ethnic tension in Mali. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 266172 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>I am deeply concerned by the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Mali, and particularly the recent and continuing violence between communities in the central Mopti region, which has included attacks on children and civilians. I have and will continue to call for perpetrators to be brought to justice and for the cycle of violence to end. It is essential that the Government of Mali puts in place and implements a comprehensive strategy to address the insecurity and the lack of dialogue between communities in conflict. The UK is increasing support to help address the complex challenges faced by Mali, including developing programmes to address the long-term drivers of instability and conflict in the region.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T10:06:30.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T10:06:30.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1138882
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Mali: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Mali. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 277198 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>I am deeply concerned by the security situation in Mali, particularly central Mali, which has experienced a recent increase in violence. As I have previously stated, it is essential that the perpetrators are brought to justice, that the cycle of violence is ended, and that impunity is tackled.</p><p>As part of the Government's new strategic approach to Africa, we are increasing our engagement with and support to the Sahel region. Along with increasing our presence in Mali and Mauritania, we will be opening new embassies in Niger and Chad, and have created a new cross-Government Joint Sahel Department that combines our defence, development, and diplomatic expertise so that we embody a truly comprehensive approach to supporting the region to tackle its complex challenges.</p><p>The Defence Secretary visited Mali this month and announced that UK Armed Forces will deploy to Mali in 2020 in support of the UN Peacekeeping Operation; United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), to which the UK is the sixth largest funder. The existing commitment of three UK Chinooks and accompanying personnel has been extended for six months.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:51:40.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:51:40.313Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4342
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Demonstrations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of reports that the Sudanese security and military services (a) used violence against and (b) raped peaceful protesters under the orders of the Transitional Military Council on 10 June 2019 in Khartoum; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 265559 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>On 3 June, the Foreign Secretary condemned the attack on protestors by Sudanese security forces, and held the Transitional Military Council (TMC) fully responsible. On 6 June, I summoned the Sudanese Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express our grave concerns at the use of all forms of violence, including sexual violence against civilians by the Sudanese authorities. This was reiterated in a recent statement issued by the EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 17 June, which called for the immediate cessation of all violence against the Sudanese people, including extrajudicial, arbitrary and summary killings, beatings and sexual and gender-based violence, arrests and disappearances.</p><p>We have been consistent in public and in private that there must be accountability for the crimes committed by members of the former regime. The UK strongly supports the mission of the International Criminal Court; due legal process must be followed. I also set out the UK's position at the FAC that called for the human rights of all Sudanese people to be respected, and the resumption of the political process leading to an agreed peaceful transfer of power to a civilian-led government, as demanded by the Sudanese people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T13:43:21.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:43:21.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1132129
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Demonstrations more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he will take to encourage the Sudanese Transitional Military Council to reopen a dialogue with the protesters in Khartoum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 264466 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>On 3 June, the Foreign Secretary condemned the attack on protestors by Sudanese security forces, and held the Transitional Military Council (TMC) fully responsible. We also expressed serious concern over TMC's announcement that it would cease negotiations and called for an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led government. Our Embassy in Khartoum calls on members of the TMC both in public and directly the steps that needed to be taken to improve the situation in Sudan, including the release of all political detainees.</p><p>We look to the TMC now to take appropriate steps to provide confidence for protestors and create the conditions necessary for the resumption of dialogue, which includes investigation into the 3 June attack and Freedom of Media and the Internet being switched back on. We have said that the TMC must re-engage in the political process with the protestors and opposition to ensure an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led authority, as demanded by the Sudanese people, in a swift, orderly and peaceful manner. The UK will continue to engage with all sides to support a settlement that works for all Sudanese people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:35:10.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:35:10.457Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Peace Negotiations more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to encourage the Transitional Military Council in Sudan to resume negotiations with protesters in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 266170 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>On 3 June, the Foreign Secretary condemned the attack on protestors by Sudanese security forces, and held the Transitional Military Council (TMC) fully responsible. We also expressed serious concern over TMC's announcement that it would cease negotiations and called for an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led government. Our Embassy in Khartoum has called on the TMC to take the steps needed to improve the situation in Sudan, including the release of all political detainees.</p><p>The TMC now need to take appropriate steps to provide confidence for protestors and create the conditions necessary for the resumption of dialogue, which includes an investigation into the 3 June attack and Freedom of Media and blockages to the internet ceasing, and free media being allowed. We have said that the TMC must re-engage in the political process with the protestors and opposition to ensure an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led authority, as demanded by the Sudanese people, in a swift, orderly and peaceful manner. The UK will continue to engage with all sides to support a settlement that works for all Sudanese people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T10:02:30.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T10:02:30.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4342
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1133680
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the transitional military council of Sudan acts in good faith during its negotiations with the opposition on forming a civilian government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 267317 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>On 3 June, the Foreign Secretary condemned the attack on protestors by Sudanese security forces, and held the Transitional Military Council (TMC) fully responsible. We also expressed serious concern over the TMC's announcement that it would cease negotiations, and we called for an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led government. We have called on the TMC to take the steps needed to improve the situation in Sudan, including the release of all political detainees.</p><p>The TMC should now take appropriate steps to provide confidence for protestors and create the conditions necessary for the resumption of dialogue, which includes an investigation into the 3 June attack, an end to the blocking of the internet, and a free media being allowed. We have said that the TMC must re-engage in a political process with the protestors and opposition to ensure an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led authority, in a swift, orderly and peaceful manner. The UK will continue to engage with all sides to support a settlement that works for all Sudanese people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:44:23.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:44:23.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this