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Minister of International Development to visit Zambia and Malawi

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Published under: Bondevik's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The purpose of the Minister’s visit is to follow up the co-operation with the two countries and give her an opportunity to see the results of Norwegian assistance first hand. Zambia and Malawi are two of Norway’s seven main partner countries for development co-operation. (01.03.04)

Press release

No.: 17/04
Date: 27.02.2004

Minister of International Development to visit Zambia and Malawi

Zambia and Malawi are two of Norway’s seven main partner countries for development co-operation. The purpose of the Minister’s visit is to follow up this co-operation with the two countries and give her an opportunity to see the results of Norwegian assistance first hand.

The Minister will be in Zambia from 29 February to 3 March. Her programme there includes meetings with President Mwanawasa, Minister of Finance and Planning Magande, Minister of Education Mulenga and representatives of UNDP, the IMF and other development partners.

On Wednesday 3 March the Minister will proceed to Malawi, where her programme includes meetings with Foreign Minister Patel and Finance Minister Jumbe, in addition to field visits. During the meeting with Mr Jumbe, she will sign an agreement on Norwegian support to the Malawi office of the auditor general.

Ms Johnson will probably also visit Naivasha, Kenya, where the Sudan peace negotiations are currently under way.

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