MPs debate the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan

17 May 2011

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague, moved a debate on the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday 16 May 2011

The debate focused on the possibility of democratic transition in the state of Libya and emerging democratic forces in the countries concerned.

The Foreign Secretary updated the Commons with recent developments in Afghanistan and provided a quarterly report on progress in the country.

Shadow Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, John Spellar, responded to the debate on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

Current parliamentary material on Middle East and Afghanistan is also available in the Topics section on the Parliament website.

North Africa and the Middle East: Timeline of parliamentary events

The political situation in North Africa and the Middle East has been debated on several occasions in Parliament recently. Find all the latest parliamentary information and follow a timeline of events.

Debates

Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.

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