Vicky Ford is MP for Chelmsford

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Vicky Ford is MP for Chelmsford and a member of the Conservative party.

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#Mozambique in the UK week, kicks off tomorrow, not too late to register 👇🏾 #estamosjuntos 🇲🇿🇬🇧 @vickyford @K_Fletcher_MP @PChachine @clubOmozambique @tv_surdo @UKinMozambique #MUW2022

Today @BorisJohnson confirmed 🇬🇧will contribute up to $1.8bn to the Just Energy Transition Partnership agreed at #COP26, which will accelerate South Africa's transition to a green economy.

Alongside our partners, we are committed to a low carbon future
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-meeting-with-president-ramaphosa-27-june-2022

I loathe unnecessary single use plastic polluting our planets rivers, seas & oceans. In the past I have given up plastic for lent & successfully campaigned to reduce plastic items in UK

This summer I will be joining folks across the world for #plasticfreejuly @PlasticFreeJuly

Delighted to see positive results UK-funded Sahel Adaptive Social Protection Programme has had on women’s empowerment in Niger.

This @WorldBank programme benefits women’s livelihoods, mental health and wellbeing #UKAid

See their work in action here: https://worldbank.scene7.com/s7viewers/html5/VideoViewer.html?asset=worldbankprod/ASP%20Program%20Presentation%20_%20Master%20Streaming-AVS&config=/conf/global/settings/dam/dm/presets/viewer/WB-Player-with-Social-Sharing&serverUrl=https://worldbank.scene7.com/is/image/&contenturl=https://worldbank.scene7.com/is/content/&posterimage=worldbankprod/ASP%20Program%20Presentation%20_%20Master%20Streaming-AVS&videoserverurl=https://worldbank.scene7.com/is/content

Pleased to see two new African Commonwealth members join; Togo 🇹🇬 and Gabon 🇬🇦. The interest of new members highlights the continued vitality of the Commonwealth family.

Meeting Foreign Ministers in Berlin today. Russia’s war is driving people into hunger.

At #CHOGM22 the UK announced we will invest > £370m in global food security this year to support the worlds poorest people #foodisnotaweapon #UnitingForFoodSecurity

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-pledges-new-support-for-countries-on-the-food-security-frontline

Nobody should face violence or discrimination because of who they are or whom they love.

At #CHOGM2022 today the UK has announced new funding to support LGBT+ organisations working in the Commonwealth.   🌈

Find out more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-announces-new-support-for-commonwealth-lgbt-rights-campaigners

The UK stands with everyone affected by the recent earthquake in Afghanistan. That’s why we’re releasing £2.5m of UK aid to @IFRC @NRC_Norway as part of our £286m financial pledge made earlier this year.
Funding will help our partners provide life-saving supplies on the ground.

In Berlin at #unitingforfoodsecurity conference.

Russia’s illegal war has turned a storm of hunger into a hurricane.

There are no western sanctions against food & fertiliser to vulnerable countries.

Russian blockades stop Ukraine’s wheat feeding the world.

#FoodIsNotAWeapon

We must do everything we can to ensure that human hearts never again are allowed to breed such hatred.

It was an honour to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Putin is weaponising hunger. He is using food security as a callous tool of war.

Talked about steps to get grain out of Ukraine with Turkish Foreign Minister @MevlutCavusoglu.

Vital these are implemented in the next month.🇬🇧🇹🇷🇺🇦

I’ve arrived in Rwanda for CHOGM to address global challenges, from hunger to climate change, and to turbocharge trade with some of the world’s most dynamic economies.

With our shared values, history and language – the Commonwealth is a unique and vital association.

Thank you @vickyford for joining #FriendsofGenderEqualityGroup to discuss our common goals in promoting gender equality. Very keen to work on joint initiatives to empower and inspire women and girls around the world.

We share the procedural concerns raised by the UNHCHR about the manner in which the trial of ex-President Jeanine Áñez was conducted in #Bolivia. We encourage the Bolivian government to engage in good faith with substantive judicial reform. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fcdo-statement-on-trial-of-jeanine-anez-in-bolivia

Delighted to announce we're tripling the number of Chevening scholarships for Ukrainian students this year!

Up to 68 of the brightest young people from Ukraine will undertake Masters' degrees at top 🇬🇧universities, gaining expertise to lead better future for Ukraine 🇺🇦.

222 million girls & boys affected by crises need education support.

That is why 🇬🇧 is a founding member and leading donor to @EduCannotWait.

We call on all donors to support the #222MillionDreams ✨ campaign to increase resources at CW's 2023 High-level Financing Conference.

🇬🇧 welcomes Heads of State meeting on Eastern DRC in Nairobi, 20 June and commends countries in the region for efforts to bring peace to eastern DRC and the GL region.

We call on all sides to continue to work together to deliver de-escalation on the ground and end hate speech.

Appalled by reports last week of killings in Gambella and Oromia in #Ethiopia.  Violence against civilians is unacceptable and undermines efforts to win lasting peace. I support @EthioHRC’s call for the protection of civilians.

Congratulations to @petrogustavo on his election as President of #Colombia. The UK 🇬🇧 looks forward to continuing its close work with Colombia 🇨🇴 on our shared priorities, including the environment and sustainable development, UK support for the Colombian Peace Process, and trade

Today we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict by reflecting on the important work of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) campaign from the last 10 years ⬇️

It is vital the world unites to end conflict-related sexual violence. Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, I look back at what we've achieved and how we can work together in the future. #CRSV #PSVI

So there is a lot of rubbish being spouted about the PM’s trip to Ukriane. 1. Firstly these trips are organised in total secrecy. Very few, and i mean very few, people know the dates and arrangements. Russia is still launching missile strikes right across Ukriane . 1/5

Ukraine must prevail or we will never be secure. 👇

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/boris-johnson-we-will-never-be-secure-if-we-turn-our-backs-on-valiant-ukraine-9sd5z2bxq

I am very sad to hear confirmation Dom Phillips's body has been identified. My thoughts are with his family. I am grateful to everyone involved in the searches. We will continue to support Mr Phillips's family, and the Brazilian authorities as the investigations proceed.

Devastating scenes in Darfur again, this time in Kulbus. We urge the immediate cessation of violence. 🇬🇧 is providing urgent life-saving assistance across Darfur, but an inclusive political agreement is crucial to delivering food security, civilian protection, and peacebuilding

Today we host the UK-Ukraine Infrastructure Summit to help #Ukraine rebuild post conflict 🇬🇧🇺🇦

Swipe below to find out what the Summit is all about 👇

Read the full story: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-pledges-support-to-help-ukraine-rebuild-post-conflict

Food should never be a weapon. The poorest and most vulnerable should not starve because of The Kremlin’s war of choice and territorial ambition.

The world must stand united in calling an end to the attack on global food chains.

#FoodIsNotAWeapon

3⃣ International sanctions are critical to stopping Russia's brutal war. Our sanctions do not target exports or food supplies, nor do they impede the delivery of aid.

1⃣ Ukraine exported almost 50% of global sunflower oil until Russia’s invasion.

2⃣ The Kremlin is attempting to hold the world’s food supply to ransom in a bid for sanctions relief. Their continuation of this war is causing global food prices to rise.

Delighted to attend a reception hosted by @FCDOGovUK for @scga_scot at Lancaster House. Our support will harness global affairs expertise at @UofGlasgow @StAndrewsUniv @EdinburghUni and across Scotland to help 🇬🇧 shape a better world. https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.scotsman.com%2Fnews%2Fpolitics%2Falister-jack-says-new-scottish-international-affairs-think-tank-could-give-uk-government-better-understanding-of-the-world-3730038&data=05%7C01%7CEmma.Johnson2%40fco.gov.uk%7C0fa0eda243c149eb8f2f08da4d68c79a%7Cd3a2d0d37cc84f52bbf985bd43d94279%7C0%7C0%7C637907409665538655%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=2ya0uRI%2BgNaMIY18B%2FZ9q5nE1zMnPF9LVDJF%2F%2FMB8ns%3D&reserved=0

Since I launched #GrowthGateway at #AIC2022 this January, >150 African & UK businesses have received support. The UK 🇬🇧 is committed to being Africa’s trade partner of choice. Here’s how #GrowthGateway is supporting two-way UK-Africa #trade & #investment
👉https://growthgateway.campaign.gov.uk/

Remembering Jo Cox and her contribution to politics and public life. My thoughts are with her loved ones today.

We will never let those who commit evil and despicable acts to triumph over democracy.

Nearly 140m girls and women across Africa have undergone FGM and there are 130m child brides. On the #DayoftheAfricanChild 🇬🇧 continues to support the Africa-led movement to #EndFGM @TheGirlGen and fund the vital work of @GPChildMarriage across 8 countries in Africa

My thoughts are with the families of Dom Phillips and Bruno Araujo as bodies have been found. We will continue to provide whatever support we can to Mr Phillips’ family at this deeply distressing time. My thanks to Brazilian authorities for their help and engagement.

Delighted to speak to Foreign Minister Macamo today about the strong 🇬🇧 🇲🇿 bilateral relationship.

Looking forward to Mozambique in the UK week as an opportunity to further strengthen our trade & investment ties, and working with 🇲🇿 ahead of #CHOGM and in the UNSC in 2023/24.

Countries across the commonwealth are looking forward to meeting at #CHOGM next week.

Great to speak to Foreign Minister @Prof_DJFrancis about plans for the meeting and catch up again after visiting beautiful Sierra Leone 🇸🇱 last month

Great to catch up with my friend 🇿🇲 Foreign Minister @HonKabubo1 to reaffirm UK support ahead of important meetings on Zambia's debt this week.

🇬🇧 will continue to play constructive role to encourage process forward, which is vital to stabilise finances to enable future growth.

Great conversation with 🇲🇼 Foreign Minister @nancygtembo ahead of #CHOGM.

Our countries’ shared values and history are a firm foundation on which to build our work together on the Commonwealth, climate change and open and democratic societies

My thoughts are with the victims and families of the terrible attack that took place this weekend in Seytenga, Burkina Faso. This must be urgently investigated so that those responsible face justice for this appalling crime against innocent civilians.

Today I met with Isadora Zubillaga @isadorazubi, member of the democratic opposition in #Venezuela. Restoration of democracy in Venezuela is essential for the future well-being of the country and its people.

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