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Somalia: Armed Conflict

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of the security situation in Somalia on peace and stability in the Horn of Africa. (180740)

The Government are very concerned about the continuing potential for the security situation in Somalia to affect peace and stability in the horn of Africa.

The UK is working with the international community and the UN to encourage the development of government institutions in Somalia that will enable the authorities to develop the capacity to tackle insecurity in Somalia and reduce the risk to neighbouring countries.