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Ec (Ministerial Meetings)

Volume 77: debated on Wednesday 24 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent meetings he has had with his opposite numbers in other European Economic Community countries; and what was discussed.

I met other European Community Foreign Ministers at the European Council on 29–30 March, which my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, reported to the House on 2 April, [Vol. 76. c. 26–31]. I had previously attended the Foreign Affairs Council from 17 to 19 March, as my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, Pentlands (Mr. Rifkind) reported to the House on 25 March, [Vol. 76, c. 1063–72]. I also held bilateral discussions on Community and other international issues with the Belgian Foreign Minister at Chequers and Chevening on 2–3 March.