§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how the Foreign Office is represented in Rwanda and Burundi; and what action his representatives have been taking to alleviate distress and hardship for British and other citizens in these countries.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
We no longer have representation in Rwanda. The honorary consul in Kigali was evacuated, with other British nationals, from Rwanda during the week beginning 10 April. The contingency arrangements with the Belgians worked well.
Currently we have no representation in Burundi. Nominally the protection of British nationals there falls to the British high commissioner in Kampala. However, British nationals seeking emergency assistance in any country where we have no permanent representation can contact the diplomatic mission or consular post of any European Union member state.