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ASEAN

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with ASEAN leaders on expediting the resettlement of refugees in the region. (129966)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has not had any discussions with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders on expediting the resettlement of refugees in the region.

However, the UK works with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on the issue of the resettlement of refugees, including those in the ASEAN region. Applications for resettlement are assessed by UNHCR staff against a clear set of criteria.