Jeremy Hunt on boat with Royal Marines
Africa

Royal Marines Joined By Foreign Secretary In Senegal

Personnel from 42 Commando are training local forces in the country to prevent oil and gas piracy.

Jeremy Hunt on boat with Royal Marines

The Foreign Secretary joined Royal Marines training Senegalese response teams (Picture: Jeremy Hunt/Twitter).

The Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has visited Royal Marines in Senegal during his six-day tour of Africa.

Personnel from 42 Commando are training local forces in the country to help protect oil and gas machinery from piracy.

Mr Hunt got to steer a rigid inflatable boat alongside British and Senegalese personnel during a demonstration in Dakar.

Posting on Twitter, he said the Navy's work "makes a huge contribution to how Britain is seen overseas".