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Colombia: Politics and Government

Volume 490: debated on Friday 27 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Colombia; and if he will make a statement. (266071)

I have been asked to reply.

The security situation in Colombia has improved over recent years, in particular in Colombia’s main urban centres. Violent crime and kidnappings have reduced. But serious threats to security and therefore the human rights of all Colombians remain, especially in those areas where illegal armed groups are active. We regularly call on the Government of Colombia to address these areas of concern.