HC Deb 26 May 2004 vol 421 cc1639-40W
Tom Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has held with the new Kenyan Government since the general election in Kenya in December 2002; and what issues were discussed. [175168]

Mr. Mullin

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary met the Kenyan Foreign Minister, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka in February 2003. Issues discussed were the priorities for the new Kenyan government, Iraq, Zimbabwe and terrorism.

On 29 April 2004, I met the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Kiraitu Murungi, to discuss Constitutional and other reforms, including anti-corruption, and Julie Ward. In June 2003 I met the then Vice-President, Michael Wamalawa, and in October 2003, Foreign Minister Musyoka and a delegation of Kenyan Ministers. In October 2003 I visited Kenya, meeting President Mwai Kibaki and members of his government.

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and I met President Kibaki on 9 October 2003.

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