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ZIMBABWE:

Minister of Environment and Tourism Herbert M. Murerwa said the main dimensions of sustainable development are poverty, population growth, and consumption patterns. He welcomed intersessional meetings. Better access to information on policies and strategies is needed, and the CSD should explore ways for bilateral cooperation. He said that he hoped that the CSD could establish a framework for true global discussions.

At the end of the session, Razali distributed a Chair's Summary. This three-page document was not intended to be a negotiated decision but rather a summary of the major points of the two-day High-Level Segment. After Razali read out the text, a number of delegates took the floor to endorse the summary and congratulate the Chair, the Bureau and the Secretariat on a job well-done. The common thread in the closing remarks was that the High-Level Segment had given direction and political impetus to the CSD.