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Drug Trafficking

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with Latin American Governments on drug trafficking. (98367)

The Government have regular contact with Latin American partners on drugs issues.

I visited Colombia and Venezuela this month to discuss combating the flow of cocaine to the UK. I emphasised the importance we place on co-operating with regional partners to tackle the problem in supplier and consumer countries.

My noble Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Lord Triesman of Tottenham, also visited Colombia in September and discussed these issues.