Mr. Alan Lee Williams
asked the Minister for Overseas Development whether he intends to provide additional aid to Zambia and Zaire to help them with the new problems they are facing as a result of recent developments in Central Africa, and particularly in Angola.
§ Mr. Prentice
Yes. I am offering £5 million to the Government of Zambia160W
and £1 million to the Government of Zaire in addition to the £1 million already under offer to the latter. This is in keeping with the Ministerial statement of 23rd February on the situation in Southern Africa by the Nine, whose objectives include increased co-operation with African States in the area, and there are encouraging signs that other members of the Community will also be making an extra effort in the aid field.