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Nicaragua

Volume 78: debated on Friday 10 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what references are made to Nicaragua in the European Economic Community Commission's negotiating mandate for a European Economic Community-Central America co-operation agreement; if it is proposed to treat Nicaragua in a similar way to the other countries in the region; and if he will make a statement.

The Commission has not yet made proposals for the negotiating mandate for a European Community/Central America co-operation agreement. By analogy with the European Community/Andean Pact Co-operation Agreement and the European Community/ASEAN Co-operation Agreement, we would expect a European Community/Central America agreement to be negotiated on a collective regional basis.