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Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement about relations with Zimbabwe.

Close co-operation between Britain and Zimbabwe continues. A substantial enlargement of our military assistance and training programme was announced on 5 June in response to a request from Mr. Mugabe. An Overseas Development Administration mission has just completed a visit to Zimbabwe to discuss targets for our £75 million aid commitment. A second round of talks was held in London from 9 to 13 June on the settlement of the debts of previous Southern Rhodesia Governments, at which good progress was made.