Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Visits Abroad

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered am ar 9 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what the cost to the public purse of his Department's Envoy for the UK-African Investment Summit 2024 visit to (a) Morocco from 10 to 11, (b) Cameroon from 16 to 17, (c) Ghana from 23 to 24 and (d) Rwanda from 30 to 31 January 2024 was.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

The UK-Africa Investment Summit Envoy's role was to engage with invited governments on Summit preparations and our bilateral trade and investment partnerships. His visits offered important opportunities to explore and test UK plans and ambition with African partners in advance of the Summit. In January, the Envoy undertook four visits to African countries. The cost of these visits was:

a) Morocco 10-11 January: £653.37

(b) Cameroon 16-17 January: £1,677.71

(c) Ghana 23-24 January: £3,198.23

(d) Rwanda 29-31 January: £4,713.89

The role of the UK-AIS Envoy has been crucial to engaging with African countries on our shared goal of intensifying trade and investment partnerships.

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