Afghanistan APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To address all aspects of Afghanistan's development, security and humanitarian situation to improve HMG's policies toward the country.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Afghanistan

1. Exporting to Afghanistan
01/03/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Guidance Exporting to Afghanistan A guide for British businesses who are interested

2. Call for Evidence
07/09/2020 - Inquiry: The UK and Afghanistan - International Relations and Defence Committee
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Found: 2014, the UK was involved in the conflict in Afghanistan against the Taliban and al  Qaeda. The UK participated

3. Afghanistan Locally Employed Staff Ex-Gratia Scheme
25/09/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Afghanistan Locally Employed Staff Ex-Gratia Scheme Information on

4. Press freedom in Afghanistan: joint statement
01/05/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Press freedom in Afghanistan: joint statement - GOV.UK

5. Overseas Business Risk: Afghanistan
08/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Guidance Overseas Business Risk: Afghanistan Information on key security and political

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Afghanistan

1. Afghanistan
08/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: make a statement on the UK’s policy towards Afghanistan. Twenty years ago, Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaeda - Speech Link

2. Afghanistan
20/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: An attack on one was an attack on us all. In Afghanistan over the two decades since, NATO has shown extraordinary - Speech Link

3. Afghanistan
12/07/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Laden and the al-Qaeda leadership had turned Afghanistan into the epicentre of global terrorism, where - Speech Link
2: terrorists who acquired their murderous skills in Afghanistan or who were organised from its soil dispersed - Speech Link
3: of al-Qaeda’s leadership no longer resides in Afghanistan and no terrorist attacks against western targets - Speech Link

4. Afghanistan
21/04/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: An attack on one was an attack on us all. In Afghanistan over the two decades since, NATO has shown extraordinary - Speech Link
2: subsequently take their own lives. Like every other Afghanistan veteran, when I heard NATO’s decision last week - Speech Link
3: army with the capacity to keep the peace in Afghanistan if empowered to do so by future Governments in - Speech Link

5. Afghanistan
18/08/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: It is clear to us all that the situation in Afghanistan is extremely grave and exceptionally concerning - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Afghanistan
1. Afghanistan
asked by: Ruth Jones
13/09/2021
... how many times he has discussed Afghanistan with the NATO Secretary General in 2021.

2. Afghanistan
asked by: Ruth Jones
13/09/2021
... how many times he spoke directly to the Afghan Foreign Minister between 1 January 2021 and 1 August 2021.

3. Immigration: Afghanistan
asked by: Baroness Anelay of St Johns
22/02/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue visas to those Afghan nationals who worked as translators with the British Armed Forces; and whether such visas will be issued on the same basis as the process already launched in the United States for Afghan nationals who worked as translators with the United States military.

4. Afghanistan: Taliban
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
25/03/2021
... what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on their proposal to facilitate the restart of peace talks between the Afghanistan Government and the Taliban.

5. Afghanistan: Terrorism
asked by: Julian Lewis
08/03/2021
... what recent assessment he has made of the (a) regional and (b) global implications for tackling terrorism of a return to power of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Latest Questions
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7 Current APPG Officers
Tom Tugendhat Portrait
Tom Tugendhat
Officer
Conservative - Tonbridge and Malling
Joined: 24th September 2020
Derek Twigg Portrait
Derek Twigg
Officer
Labour - Halton
Joined: 10th March 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

None

Public Enquiry Point:

Shabnam Nasimi, CalComms, 15th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP . Tel: 07400 453 462

Email: shabnam@calcomms.co.uk

Secretariat:

CalComms acts as the group's secretariat. https://calcomms.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
15 Sep 2020
Source
CalComms
Description
Secretariat   From : 15/09/2020 To : 14/09/2021
Value
£13,501
Date
6 Jul 2016
Source
British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/07/2016 To : 06/07/2017
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Afghanistan APPG

Former APPG Officers
Khalid Mahmood Portrait
Khalid Mahmood
Vice Chair
Labour - Birmingham, Perry Barr
Joined: 24th September 2020
Departed: 16th December 2020
Baroness D'Souza Portrait
Baroness D'Souza
Deputy Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 19th June 2019
5 APPG Memberships
China , Food Banks , Hong Kong , Rwanda , Taiwan
Stephen Doughty Portrait
Stephen Doughty
Secretary
Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 19th June 2019
Earl of Sandwich Portrait
Earl of Sandwich
Treasurer
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 19th June 2019
Madeleine Moon Portrait
Madeleine Moon
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Bridgend
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
James Gray Portrait
James Gray
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Wiltshire
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Earl of Sandwich Portrait
Earl of Sandwich
Treasurer
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017