Questioned on development and whether focus would switch to North Africa, the PMS said that cabinet had not discussed specific development projects. Algeria was discussed and the PMS set out the next steps in repatriating the Britons killed in the recent attack. The Cabinet also touched on the approach the PM had set out for North Africa more broadly; looking at help with political reform, economic governance and development aid. Britain would not deploy troops in a combat role in Mali but would consider additional logistical and surveillance support.
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