Morning press briefing for 1 August 2011
Monday 1 August 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: US debt crisis, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan and Prime Minister’s holiday. original source.
US Debt crisis
Asked for the Government’s reaction to the US deal to tackle the debt crisis, the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) noted that the process was ongoing but said the Government welcomed progress being made. The PMS said there had been a time of international economic uncertainty, whether in the US, the Eurozone or from commodity prices, […]
Asked about the Government’s position in Libya, the PMS replied that the Government recognises the Transitional Government as the legitimate leading party in Libya and would be working with them. Asked if the approach in Libya would be reviewed, the PMS said that the UK’s role is clear; we support the UN Resolution 1973 to […]
Asked why the approach to Libya and Syria was different, the PMS stated that the situations were different but, as the Foreign Secretary said earlier today, the acts in Syria were appalling and such violence is to be condemned and should be stopped. The PMS said that Government would continue to apply pressure where possible. […]
Asked if it was important to protect interpreters working in Afghanistan, the PMS replied that the circumstances in Afghanistan and Iraq differ, that troops would be on the ground until 2015 and working to strengthen governance. The PMS said that the strategy in Afghanistan should lead to securing a more peaceful life for its citizens. […]
Prime Minister’s holiday
Asked about arrangements in London while the PM was on holiday, the PMS said that the PM was always in charge but that the Foreign Secretary was the Senior Cabinet Minister and would attend any daily routine meetings. The PMS confirmed that the DPM was on holiday. Asked if the PM would have daily contact […]
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