asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a progress report on discussions with the Contact Group of Five and South Africa on implementation of United Nations resolution 435 for the independence of Namibia.
We remain in close touch with our Contact Group partners over developments in the current negotiations towards a Namibia settlement. We also take every opportunity to urge the South Africans to be flexible and realistic in their approach to these negotiations in order to bring about early implementation of Security Council resolution 435.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress has been made towards independence for Namibia; and if he will make a statement.
Discussions are continuing between the United States, Angola and South Africa, aimed at finding a formula for Cuban troop withdrawal from Angola which will meet the security concerns of all the parties and pave the way for internationally recognised independence for Namibia, in accordance with the terms of Security Council resolution 435.