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French North Africa

Volume 390: debated on Wednesday 2 June 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, by a further pronouncement that it is the desire of His Majesty's Government to bring about complete agreement and unity between the French National Committee and the French Administration in North Africa, he will accelerate the negotiations now in progress?

As my right hen. Friend informed the House on 8th April, we and the United States have only one desire, to see all sections of the French people who are prepared to fight the common enemy united together. I do not think that I can usefully add anything to that statement pending the outcome of the discussions now proceeding at Algiers.

Would it not be true to say that admirable work in bringing the two parties together has been accomplished by the British Resident Minister in North Africa?