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Foreign Relations

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which bilateral development relationships between the UK and another country have ended in the last three years. (212708)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has ended the following bilateral development relationships in the last three years:

Khazakstan (2005)

Namibia (2005)

Uzbekistan (2005)

Swaziland (2006)

Sri Lanka (2006)

Russia (2007)

Ukraine (2008)

East Timor (2008)

DFID’s bilateral office and programme in Sri Lanka closed in April 2006. However, DFID’s engagement in Sri Lanka continues through staff seconded to the high commission in Colombo and through DFID funding of UK Government Conflict Prevention Pool activities in Sri Lanka.