Egypt: LGBT People:Written question - 155209

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Asked by Nick Herbert
(Arundel and South Downs)
Asked on: 19 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Egypt: LGBT People
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken in response to actions taken by the Government of Egypt against the LGBT community.
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Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 27 June 2018

The UK is committed to protecting and promoting the rights of LGBT people and supporting the legal, cultural and social change required to enable equality for LGBT people. We are concerned about the situation for LGBT people in Egypt. Our Ambassador in Cairo raised the arrests of LGBT people and forced anal examinations with the Egyptian Government in December 2017. Ministers in London have also raised the issue. The Egyptian Government is well aware of our position on LGBT rights and we continue to call on them to uphold and protect the rights of all minorities in the country.

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