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Conflict Resolution

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on which dates the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Conflict Resolution Mechanisms met representatives of (a) the United Nations, (b) the EU, (c) the African Union and (d) others; and where each meeting took place. (256826)

[holding answer 12 February 2009]: Jack McConnell MSP, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Conflict Resolution Mechanisms, is based in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He met officials from the European Council, European Commission and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on 9-10 December 2008 in Brussels, and from the UN on 15-16 December 2008 in New York. Mr. McConnell also met EU officials on 2-3 February 2009 in Bosnia. He plans to meet officials from the African Union shortly.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what communications the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Conflict Resolution Mechanisms has had with (a) the United Nations, (b) the EU, (c) the African Union and (d) others, broken down by type of communication; and on which dates such communications took place. (256827)

[holding answer 12 February 2009]: Jack McConnell MSP, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Conflict Resolution Mechanisms, is based in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He met officials from the European Council, European Commission and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on 9-10 December 2008 in Brussels, and from the UN on 15-16 December 2008 in New York. Mr. McConnell also met EU officials on 2-3 February 2009 in Bosnia. He plans to meet officials from the African Union shortly.