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Syria: Detainees

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL12296, tabled on 19 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the government of (1) Albania, and (2) North Macedonia, about the repatriation of (a) Albanian, (b) North Macedonian, and (c) British, citizens held in camps in north-east Syria.

Answered on

2 February 2021

We regularly discuss countering violent extremism (CVE) with National CVE Coordinators and other officials in Albania and North Macedonia, including through our embassies in the region. We have no plans to discuss repatriation of British citizens from camps in north east Syria with Albania or North Macedonia but will continue to cooperate closely with both countries on a range of security-related issues.