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Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Volume 401: debated on Friday 14 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions the Baroness Amos had on (a) the peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, (b) the Kimberley diamonds process and (c) conflict prevention measures in the region during her recent visit to Africa; and if he will make a statement. [101800]

During her recent visit to Guinea, Cameroon and Angola, my noble Friend Baroness Amos discussed a range of issues including regional peace and security.Discussions did not include the DRC or the Kimberley Process certification scheme for rough diamonds. But Baroness Amos is in regular contact with the key African players and other members of the international community on both issues.