HC Deb 07 December 1994 vol 251 c223W
Mr. Ottaway

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what matters were discussed at the European Union Development Council in Brussels on 25 November.

Mr. Baldry

My right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Chalker of Wallasey represented the United Kingdom at the Council. There was extensive discussion of the situation in Rwanda. An action programme totalling 67 mecu, or £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 Lome convention, future assistance to South Africa and evaluation.

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