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German G8 Presidency

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 24 January 2007

13. To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how he plans to promote the importance of international development during the German presidency of the G8. (110701)

I welcome Germany’s plan to focus on Africa and development during its G8 and EU presidencies. We fully support the priority given to governance, economic growth, peace and security and HIV/AIDS, and will be working closely with our German colleagues to make progress on these issues. We will also continue to push for progress in other crucial areas such as education, trade and aid volumes.