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International development in our national interest

Sunday, October 2 2011

Andrew Mitchell

The Secretary of State for International Development has today argued that promoting global prosperity is firmly in Britain's national interest.

Speaking today at Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Andrew Mitchell said:

"To deliver real value for money, we have to tackle the root causes of poverty. And chief among these is conflict.

"And these problems affect us here. Terrorism, the drugs trade, infectious diseases, illegal migration - if we want to tackle these problems at home, we have to understand and address their root causes abroad."

Read the speech in full here.

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