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United States Secretary Of State (Meeting)

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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21.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he intends to meet the United States Secretary of State to discuss relations between the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States of America.

The United States Secretary of State and I keep in close touch on all items of common concern. We last met on 14 November. We are next due to meet at the North Atlantic Council meeting of Foreign Ministers in Brussels on 9 and 10 December. I shall then look forward to welcoming Mr. Shultz in London where he is expected between 16 and 19 December as part of a tour of several European capitals.

32.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he intends to meet the United States Secretary of State to discuss relations between the United States of America and the European Economic Community.

I expect to meet the United States Secretary of State next at the NATO ministerial meeting on 9 and 10 December. Thereafter, Mr. Shultz will be visiting a number of European capitals. He will have meetings in Brussels with the President and other members of the European Commission. I shall hold talks with him when he visits London from 16 to 19 December.