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Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of co-operation between his Department and the Department for International Development in Operation Telic. (250853)

There is strong and effective cooperation between officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development on Operation TELIC and in other areas of stabilisation and conflict prevention activity. On a recent visit to Basra, the US Commanding General in Iraq, General Ray Odierno, praised the levels of UK civil-military integration in Basra, describing it as ‘the way forward' for Iraq.