§ Mr. Aitken
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will specify the nature of the economic co-operation with Ethiopia which the Minister for Overseas Development discussed in Addis Ababa with President Mengistu last month.
§ Mrs. Chalker
I had discussions with Ethiopian Ministers about their economic reform programme. I urged them to reach full agreement with the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, since this will be necessary in order to attract additional flows of development aid from the international community. I drew attention to the fact that the United Kingdom makes its contribution to Ethiopia's development through our participation in the European Community's development programme.