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Central America

Volume 79: debated on Wednesday 22 May 1985

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13.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if there has been a review of Her Majesty's Government's diplomatic representation in Central America.

Staffing of our posts overseas is reviewed at regular Diplomatic Service inspections and on other occasions when the need arises. Embassies in Managua and San Salvador were reopened in 1984, as recommended by the Foreign Affairs Committee in its 1982 report and following a Diplomatic Service inspection in 1983.

61.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to seek to promote peace in Central America.

Together with our Community partners we strongly support the Contadora initiative which offers the best prospect of a peaceful settlement of the problems of Central America. To underline that support my right hon. and learned Friend attended the meeting held at San Jose last September of European and regional Foreign Ministers. A further meeting is under consideration.