HL Deb 08 June 1995 vol 564 c98WA
Lord Glenarthur

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What matters were discussed and what matters decided at the European Union Development Council Meeting on 1st June; and what matters were voted upon.

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

The Development Council decided on a political and technical dialogue with the Government of Rwanda, which will enable EC aid to be resumed. The Council also agreed resolutions on complementarity, structural adjustment and regional integration, and a declaration providing guidelines for research. The Council also set priorities for EC aid to South Africa in 1995, and launched a joint evaluation of EC aid programmes to the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, the Mediterranean, and Asia and Latin America. There were exchanges of view on EC humanitarian aid, rehabilitation, migration and development, and the UN world conference on women.

No votes were taken.