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Sudan: Peace Keeping Operations

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what agreements have been reached with the government of Sudan on when the United Nations/African Union heavy support package will be in place; and if she will make a statement. (142697)

The Government of Sudan gave their full agreement on 16 April to the deployment of the UN Heavy Support Package, The UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations is now responsible for organising its deployment. We are pressing them to ensure that this happens as soon as possible.

We will monitor its deployment to ensure the Government of Sudan do not block it. If the Government do not co-operate, we will be prepared to introduce tougher measures.