Amendment to Goff Schedule in Europe
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Phil Goff will now
meet with Commonwealth Secretary General, Don McKinnon at 2
pm in London today, Friday. The meeting was originally
scheduled for Monday.
Topics to be discussed will include
the situation in Zimbabwe and the Commonwealth's response
and the escalating violence in the Solomon Islands.
Goff will be available for media interviews immediately
after his meeting at 3pm (UK time) at Marlborough House,
Pall Mall, London.
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Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)
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