§ Lord Gainford
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What matters were discussed at the European Union Development Council in Brussels on 25 November.
§ Baroness Chalker of Wallasey
I represented the United Kingdom at the Council. There was extensive discussion of the situation in Rwanda. an action programme totalling 67 mecu (c£52 million) was endorsed and the importance of national reconciliation underlined. Further progress was made on co-ordination between Community and member state aid programmes, notably through agreement on joint guidelines on food security and education. There were also useful exchanges of view on the state of play on the mid term review of the Lomé Convention, future assistance to South Africa and evaluation.