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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Triesman): On 19 February, EU member states unanimously agreed to roll over the EU-targeted measures against Zimbabwe for an additional yearthe fourth year they have been rolled over. With other EU member states, we continue to discuss options for strengthening the targeted measures. Together we keep under review the names of all those responsible for Zimbabwe's disastrous economic and political policies, including that of Gideon Gono.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Triesman): We welcome the decision to appoint Cape Verde as vice-president of the World Food Programme. At a time when the devastating agricultural policies of the Mugabe regime have led to a great many of its own population requiring food aid, it would have been particularly inappropriate for Zimbabwe to be elected to this position.
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