asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the present state of relations with Cambodia.
Her Majesty's Government maintain an embassy in Phnom Penh and have diplomatic relations with the present Khmer Government, as we have had with their predecessors since independence.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise in the United Nations as a threat to world peace the current civil war in Cambodia.
The situation in Cambodia is serious, and those British subjects who wished to leave were evacuated yesterday, while the Embassy remains on a greatly reduced basis. But I do not think that it would help if the matter were raised at the United Nations. The Khmer Government said that they would negotiate unconditionally for a cease-fire and a political settlement, but this has been rejected.