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China: Belt and Road Initiative

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL4833, tabled on 17 January 2023

To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Somalia regarding their involvement in China's Belt and Road initiative.

Answered on

31 January 2023

China is a significant partner for many countries, including through the Belt and Road Initiative. The Somali Government pursues its international trading, development and political relations as it chooses. The UK's focus is on working closely with the Somali Government to support its ambitious programme for a more stable and peaceful Somalia. This includes the provision of humanitarian relief and crucial support for the fight against Al-Shabaab.