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Volume 454: debated on Wednesday 13 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Governments of (a) Egypt, (b) Saudi Arabia, (c) Libya, (d) Ethiopia, (e) Yemen and (f) Uganda on (i) the situation in Somalia and (ii) arms flows in the region. (105179)

Our embassies in all these countries have discussed the situation in Somalia with their host Governments and urged them to support League of Arab States and Intergovernmental Authority on Development initiatives to achieve reconciliation and peace in Somalia.

With our Security Council partners, we are looking into reports of violations of the arms embargo and considering what further action the Security Council can take to improve compliance with it.