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Diplomatic Service

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL971, tabled on 9 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Global Britain in a Competitive Age: the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy (CP403), published on 16 March, what plans they have to increase the UK's (1) diplomatic presence, and (2) other infrastructure, around the globe.

Answered on

23 June 2021

As outlined in the Integrated Review, effective diplomacy is a critical tool in the UK's ability to deliver for British citizens in the world. Our diplomatic network of 283 officially designated Posts in 180 countries and territories includes an increased presence in the Indo-Pacific region where four new Posts have opened since 2018.