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Sudan: African Union

Volume 689: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have made any representations to African Union member states concerning the scheduled Sudanese presidency of the African Union. [HL1618]

The African Union (AU) is an important partner for the UK and the wider international community on key issues that affect African development. It has a major role to play in helping to prevent and resolve conflict in conjunction with the United Nations and others.

The choice of the next AU chairperson is a matter for AU member states. We expect the AU to ensure that whoever is chosen will be in a position to continue to build the capacity and credibility of the organisation across the range of its activities.