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Volume 454: debated on Wednesday 13 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent discussions she has had with the Government of France on mass killings in Rwanda; (105210)

(2) what reports she has received on the role of France in mass killings in Rwanda.

We are aware of the debate in the press concerning France’s role in the circumstances surrounding the genocide.

We have had discussions with the French and Rwandan Governments about the diplomatic repercussions of the French and Rwandan investigations into the circumstances surrounding the genocide of 1994. We continue to believe it is in the best interest of both sides to work together to ensure there is no lasting damage to their long-term bilateral relationship.