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Colombia: Armed Conflict

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports his Department has received of claims by the government of Colombia concerning financial support of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia by the government of Venezuela; what assessment he has made of such claims; and if he will make a statement. (199204)

We are aware of these allegations. Clearly it would be a matter of concern if any country were supporting a terrorist organisation, wherever that was and whatever form that support took. Therefore it is encouraging that Rio Group members reiterated on 7 March their

“commitment to fighting the security threats to all states from the activities undertaken by irregular groups and criminal organisations, in particular those with ties to drug trafficking activities”.