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UK-Tunisia bilateral forum 2019: joint communiqué

The sixth UK-Tunisia Bilateral Forum of Political, Economic and Cultural Dialogue took place in London on Thursday 12 September

Details The UK-Tunisia Bilateral Forum took place on 12 September 2019 in London. Both countries committed themselves to finalising a broad bilateral association agreement for a comprehensive framework to strengthen co-operation. This includes the growing trading relationship between our 2 countries, and the framework will ensure both countries benefit from…

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Addressing the root causes of conflict in the Great Lakes Region

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on the Great Lakes Region

By Ambassador Jonathan Allen Thank you, Mr President, and let me, like others, thank Special Envoy Xia for your briefing this morning, Sir. We look forward to continuing to work closely with you to support efforts to achieve greater peace, stability and development in the Great Lakes region. Mr President,…

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Boosting the efforts of the South Sudanese people's push for peace

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on South Sudan

By Jonathan Allen Thank you, Mr President. As my colleague has just said, we very, very much welcome the meeting that took place between President Kiir and Dr Machar. This was a necessary step for the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement and for the formation of a transitional government of…

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Second UK-Morocco Strategic Dialogue held in Rabat

Ministers also discussed the Africa Investment Summit to be held in London on 20 January 2020

Today (Tuesday 17 September), the second UK-Morocco Strategic Dialogue was held in Rabat, attended by Middle East Minister Dr Andrew Murrison and Trade Policy Minister Conor Burns. The session was opened by Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and the Moroccan delegation was led by Deputy Foreign Minister Mounia Boucetta. As well…

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UK-US-Norway statement on the anniversary of the signing of the revitalized agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan

Troika Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan

On the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), the Troika (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) wishes to reconfirm its support for the peace process and to underscore the need to implement the terms…

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Call for bids - Preventing Sexual Violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2019/20

The British Embassy Kinshasa is inviting proposals for projects aimed at preventing and responding to sexual violence in conflict in DRC in 2019/20

Details The UK’s Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) aims to address the culture of impunity, ensure more perpetrators are brought to justice and provide better support for survivors. To do this, we are supporting the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict, campaigning to raise awareness, rallying…

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UK Minister for Armed Forces Rt. Hon Mark Lancaster visits Ghana

The UK’s Minister for Armed Forces Rt Hon. Mark Lancaster will visit Ghana from 26th to 28th August 2019 and other partner countries in West Africa

The UK’s Minister for Armed Forces Rt Hon. Mark Lancaster will visit Ghana from 26th to 28th August 2019 and other partner countries in West Africa. His visit is reflective of the strong and enduring partnership Ghana and the UK share, reaffirming the UK-Ghana defence relationship, whilst reinforcing the UK’s…

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Change of British High Commissioner to the Republic of Zambia - August 2019

Mr Woolley will take up his appointment in August 2019

Mr Nicholas Woolley has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Zambia in succession to Mr Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE. Mr Woolley will take up his appointment in August 2019. CURRICULUM VITAE Full name: Nicholas Kerrison Woolley Married to: Deborah Jane Sidwell Children: Two 2016 to Present Democratic Republic…

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Call for bids – Strengthening democratic institutions in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

The British Embassy Kinshasa is inviting proposals for projects aimed at strengthening democratic institutions in DRC in 2019/20

Documents Project Proposal Form ODT, 58.5KB This file is in an OpenDocument format Activity Based Budget ODS, 10.4KB This file is in an OpenDocument format Details The UK aims to strengthen DRC democracy, through supporting technical capacity of democratic institutions to support the formulation and delivery of effective laws and policies. 2019/20 Programme The target thematic…

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We must not let down the people of South Sudan

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the UN Security Council briefing on the situation in South Sudan

By Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Thank you, Mr President. Thank you also to our briefers. And let me just signal our strong support for SRSG Shearer and for the men, women serving in South Sudan on behalf of us all here, for all that…