Friday, September 04, 2009

(TALKZIMBABWE) US lawmakers supportive of inclusive Government

US lawmakers supportive of inclusive Government
Ralph Mutema
Thu, 03 Sep 2009 18:13:00 +0000

THE largest delegation of U.S. lawmakers to visit Zimbabwe in a decade has completed a visit to Zimbabwe and said they are supportive of the inclusive Government formed by President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

The delegation concluded a two-day visit Thursday to monitor the progress of the inclusive Government formed in February. The visit included meetings with President Robert Mugabe and other senior government leaders, including Prime Minister Tsvangirai.

The delegation included Gregory Meeks (D-New York), Jack Kingston (R-Georgia), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Melvin Watt (D-North Carolina) and Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio). The Obama administration, unlike Bush administration, has thrown support behind the inclusive Government.

Meeks said: “Our support for the Zimbabwean people cannot be questioned. U.S. direct assistance to the Zimbabwean people exceeded $310 million, primarily food aid, non-food emergency assistance, health assistance, and democracy building support this year. We have always stood ready to help the Zimbabwean people.”

Meeks said only the inclsuive Government had a "reasonable prospect of delivering benefits to the Zimbabwean people."

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