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Foreign Secretary speaks about countering terrorism overseas

This world location news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

On 14 February 2013, William Hague delivered a speech on countering terrorism overseas at Royal United Services Institute.

This is a transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered.

On January 16th a terrorist group linked to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb attacked a gas production facility in the Algerian desert.

Thirty-nine hostages from nine countries died, including six British nationals. It was the largest and most complex attack affecting UK citizens since the 7/7 bombings.

It naturally raises questions about the threat posed by Al Qaeda and its affiliates, and how we work with others to reduce that threat.

Read the full written speech