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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Government policy on Afghanistan

Foreign Affairs Committee
Government policy on Afghanistan

Tuesday 25 January 2022

Start times: 2.00pm (private) 2.30pm (public)


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Purpose of the session

The session will focus on the fall of Kabul, the evacuation, and the UK’s future relationship with Afghanistan and the wider region.  

Ben Wallace, Secretary of State for Defence, and Admiral Sir Ben Key, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval, will appear in the first panel, followed by Lord Ahmad, Minister for South Asia, and Nigel Casey, Director for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran Directorate, of the FCDO. 

Witnesses

Tuesday 25 January: 

from 14:30

Panel 1 

  • Rt Hon Ben Wallace, Defence Secretary
  • Admiral Sir Ben Key, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff  

Panel 2 

  • Lord Ahmad, Minister for South Asia, FCDO  
  • Nigel Casey, Director for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran Directorate, FCDO 

Meeting details

At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Government policy on Afghanistan
Secretary of State for Defence at Ministry of Defence
First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff at Ministry of Defence
At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Government policy on Afghanistan
Minister of State (Minister for South and Central Asia, United Nations and the Commonwealth) at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Director for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran Directorate at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Location

Room 16, Palace of Westminster

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