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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 210303, tabled on 14 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on Islamic State militants in Syria.

Answered on

21 October 2014

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) met with the US Secretary of State John Kerry and US National Security Advisor Susan Rice in Washington last week to discuss our combined efforts to tackle ISIL.

The Foreign Secretary expressed his gratitude to John Kerry for coordinating the anti-ISIL coalition. We keep in regular contact with the US and other international coalition partners to discuss the comprehensive strategy for degrading and defeating ISIL, and will continue to do so.