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The UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa


This inquiry will examine the main medium and long-term challenges facing countries in the Middle East and North Africa. It will ask whether there are key countries that the UK should focus its efforts on within the region. The work will explore the balance of engaging with countries who have little respect for human rights and ask whether there is a trade-off between establishing democracy and maintaining political stability.

The inquiry will look at the influence of external state actors, such as Russia, China, Turkey and India, in the region. The Committee will explore the conflict between Israel and Palestine and ask what can be done to engage all parties in seeking a peaceful resolution.

Read the call for evidence for more details about the inquiry.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 16 November 2023.

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  • Address: Foreign Affairs Committee | House of Commons | London | SW1A 0AA