HC Deb 08 September 2003 vol 410 c65W
Angus Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for City of York (Hugh Bayley) of 20 May 2003,Official Report, columns 722–23W, whether the embassy in Luanda has received an answer to his Department's offer of United Kingdom security assistance; what further discussions (a) he, (b) members of his Department, (c) members of the embassy in Luanda have had with representatives of the government of Angola on this issue; and if he will make a statement. [128241]

Mr. Mullin

The British embassy in Luanda remains in touch with senior members of the Angolan Government and the Angolan military on the offer of UK assistance in Security Sector Reform. The most recent discussions were on 25 July. So far, the Angolan Government has not confirmed whether they wish to accept our offer.

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