Syria: Security Situation

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Excerpts
Monday 24th February 2020

(7 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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James Cleverly Portrait James Cleverly - Hansard

The international coalition against Daesh is still in existence. Until that risk has been completely eliminated, I can foresee only that we will work internationally to achieve that.

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Portrait Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds) (Con) - Hansard
24 Feb 2020, 4:09 p.m.

This is one of the worst humanitarian situations since the war: 6.2 million internally displaced people, 5 million externally displaced people. Surely it is high time this country stepped up to the plate and used its considerable influence with the United Nations. Will the Minister therefore consider having discussions with the Secretary-General to build an effective, broad-based alliance, so that we can begin a peace plan that will effectively begin the end of this humanitarian crisis?

James Cleverly Portrait James Cleverly - Hansard
24 Feb 2020, 4:15 p.m.

The Government will continue to work with international partners to seek a consensus, to address the actions of the Assad regime and to put in place a politically sustainable future for the people of Syria. I have no doubt that we will continue to do so at the UN level and others.