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Transcript 12790


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Howard, John

Period of Service: 11/03/1996 to 03/12/2007

More information about Howard, John on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 15/03/2002

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 12790

As Chairman in Office of the Commonwealth, I have decided to convene a special meeting in London on Tuesday 19 March of the three leaders mandated by CHOGM to consider and act upon the report of the Commonwealth Observer Group monitoring Zimbabwe';s recent election.
This decision has been taken following consultations involving Secretary General Don McKinnon, and my two fellow Commonwealth leaders - President Mbeki of South Africa and President Obasanjo of Nigeria.
The Commonwealth Observer Group has released a preliminary report, and I expect shortly to receive the Group';s full report, which will be the basis for our deliberations in London. Circumstances clearly require our close, urgent and objective attention to the issues raised.

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