HC Deb 10 May 1999 vol 331 c2W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the long-term reconstruction needs of(a) Albania, (b) Montenegro and (c) Macedonia. [83299]

Clare Short

We are working with the European Commission, EU Member States and International Financial Institutions to determine the longer term needs of Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro. As the Donors Conference on Macedonia on 5 May indicated, the international community is prepared to provide considerable support based on real needs. Bilaterally we plan to focus on know how and technical support to enable the Governments of the region to increase their capacity to respond to the crisis and absorb international assistance.

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