Hugh Robertson questions PM about G20 talks on stemming the flow of funds to Islamic State
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the the G20 summit in Brisbane, Hugh Robertson congratulates the PM on the robust line he took with President Putin and asks what discussions were held with other G20 leaders on stemming the flow of funds to Islamic State, particularly from the Gulf region.
Sir Hugh Robertson (Faversham and Mid Kent) (Con): The Prime Minister is to be congratulated on the robust line he took with President Putin. Is he able to tell us whether there were any discussions with other G20 leaders on stemming the flow of funds to Islamic State, particularly from the Gulf region?
The Prime Minister: There were a number of discussions around the G20. I talked to President Obama about this issue and at some length with Prime Minister Abbott. I think there is a real commitment to recognise that we are in a fight that affects so many countries. Young people travelling from so many of our countries have been radicalised into fighting in this way, and we must do everything we can to cut off the sources of finance. That means action at the UN, which we will continue to take, but if we consider further action is necessary, we should take it.