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Afghanistan: Visits Abroad

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL8956, tabled on 26 June 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs sought permission from the Prime Minister before embarking for Afghanistan on his recent visit.

Answered on

9 July 2018

The former Foreign Secretary visited Afghanistan on 25 June ahead of a National Security Council discussion. Following the recent ceasefires in Afghanistan, and with elections due later this year, this was a timely opportunity to take stock of progress and the UK's supportive role in providing peace and stability to Afghanistan. Further details about the visit are set out in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office press release dated 25 June. I attach a copy.