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How the FCO is viewed and valued abroad examined

5 June 2020

The Foreign Affairs Committee hears from three witnesses, an Australian, an Indian, and a European voice, with a background as senior diplomats or politicians in their nations about how the FCO is viewed and valued abroad.

Witnesses

Tuesday 9 June - remote participation by witnesses and Committee members

At 2.30pm

  • Alexander Downer, former Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (1996-2007)
  • Asoke Mukerji, former Indian Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-15)
  • Marietje Schaake, former Member of the European Parliament (2009-2019)

Purpose of the session

This session—the second on the Committee's inquiry into the Integrated Review—continues to hear perspectives from allied nations about how the FCO is viewed and valued abroad. This week it will hear an Australian, an Indian, and a European voice from three witnesses with a background as senior diplomats or politicians in their nations. The session will consider the FCO’s strategies by assessing emerging international threats and how the UK should respond. It will also examine the strengths and weaknesses of the FCO’s capabilities, and how these might be affected by technological change.

Further information

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