Suella Braverman to visit Rwanda as £140m asylum agreement remains stalled

Home secretary previously visited country on programme teaching Rwandan government lawyers

Lizzie Dearden
Home Affairs Editor
Thursday 16 March 2023 20:03 GMT
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Suella Braverman is to visit Rwanda as Britain’s £140m deal to send asylum seekers to the country remains mired in legal challenges.

The home secretary is to reaffirm her commitment to the agreement struck in April 2022 by her predecessor Priti Patel, which has so far failed to achieve the government’s aim of deterring small boat crossings.

The Independent understands the publicly funded visit is her first to the country since becoming an MP, but Ms Braverman previously travelled to Rwanda with a Conservative Party project supported by the country’s president, Paul Kagame.

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