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On his part, Mr Jussa praised LI for its unwavering support and appealed for more concrete actions from member parties especially those in power in Canada, in Europe and in Africa to pressurise Tanzania to restore democracy in Zanzibar and respect free speech in the country. "We are grateful for all the support that Liberal International has been extending over the years to CUF and to the peoples of Zanzibar and Tanzania at large in our struggle for self-determination, democracy, and human rights. But time has come for a decisive course of action to produce the much-desired results. Zanzibaris have waited for too long," he said.
The meeting in the LI secretariat follows meetings that Mr Jussa had with the Foreign Affairs spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats (LibDems, UK - LI full member) Tom Brake MP during which they agreed to work together to encourage the UK government to press harder for the restoration of multi-party government and with representatives of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Earlier on he also held discussions with the Commonwealth Secretariat at Marlborough House, Chatham House, the Africa Research Institute and the Australian High Commission in London.