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Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

Volume 490: debated on Monday 23 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with governments in the region on the political situation in Zimbabwe. (264124)

[holding answer 19 March 2009]: My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary discussed Zimbabwe with Dlamini-Zuma, his South African counterpart, in a telephonic conversation on 9 and 16 February 2009, and at a meeting on 6 March 2009. My noble Friend, Lord Malloch-Brown, the Minister for Africa, Asia and the UN, regularly speaks with representatives of southern African governments about Zimbabwe, a number of whom he met on 16 March 2009.