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Middle East

Volume 21: debated on Wednesday 31 March 1982

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if, during the Foreign Secretary's forthcoming official visit to Jordan, he intends to make any specific proposals for direct negotiations between Jordan and Israel in the cause of Middle East peace.

In the search for a comprehensive peace settlement in the Middle East, we take every opportunity of urging all parties in the region to indicate their willingness to enter into negotiations with each other. My right hon. and noble Friend's forthcoming visit to Jordan will provide a further opportunity to emphasise the need for such negotiations.