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EU/Africa Summit

The Prime Minister’s Spokesman began by telling the assembled press that he could confirm there would be no UK Minister at the EU/Africa summit, on the assumption that Mr Mugabe would attend. Should Mr Mugabe attend, the Prime Minister would be asking Baroness Valerie Amos to represent him. Baroness Amos knew the individuals and the issues very well as a former Foreign Office Africa Minister and DfID Secretary of State.

Asked if the Government’s stance had changed on the matter at all, the PMS said that the Government had previously said that no senior Minister would be attending if Mr Mugabe was.

Asked what position Baroness Amos currently held and was she a candidate for a UN post at all, the PMS replied that she was currently a member of the House of Lords. Asked if Baroness Amos was still a candidate for a UN job, the PMS replied that she was not.

Asked what Baroness Amos’s status was, the PMS said that she had been appointed as representative of the Prime Minister.

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