HC Deb 10 May 1999 vol 331 c3W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement about the current humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [83303]

Clare Short

We are continuing to press all parties to the conflict to agree a cease-fire and to reach a negotiated settlement. The signing in April of the Sirte agreement between the DRC, Uganda, Libya, Chad and Eritrea was a welcome step towards a cessation of hostilities, as was the communique issued on 5 May by the leaders of Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda re-affirming their commitment to a peaceful settlement of the conflict.

Date Location DETR Minister US Counterpart
13 February 1998 London John Prescott Stu Eizenstat (Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs)
16 February 1998 London Gavin Strang Mortimer Downey (Deputy Secretary, US Department of Transportation)
4 April 1998 Leeds Castle John Prescott Michael Meacher Carol Browner (Administrator at the US Environmental Protection Agency)
28 April 1998 Washington John Prescott Rodney Slater (Secretary of Transportation)