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Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

13. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the United Nations on the political situation in Zimbabwe. (186595)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary raised Zimbabwe during the UN General Assembly in September 2007. He underlined the need for UN action to support African leadership and to tackle economic and social devastation in Zimbabwe. Our embassy in Harare holds regular discussions with the UN Development Programme office there regarding human rights, democracy and good governance.