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Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

Volume 491: debated on Monday 27 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the government of Zimbabwe on the humanitarian situation in that country. (269494)

As yet there has been no direct UK contact at ministerial level with the new Government in Zimbabwe. However, officials from the Department for International Development (DFID) and colleagues from other Whitehall Departments are in regular contact with the new Government in Harare about the humanitarian situation and the terms under which a more direct aid relationship between the UK and Zimbabwe could be resumed. In the meantime we are continuing to provide significant levels of humanitarian support through the United Nations and non-governmental organisations.