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Lebanon

Volume 79: debated on Friday 24 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has made any recent representations to the authorities in Syria about Syrian armed attacks on the Christian community in Lebanon; and if he will make a statement.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action, if any, the European Economic Community Foreign Ministers have jointly taken during the past three weeks concerning Syrian attacks on the Christian community in Lebanon.

We are not aware of any such attacks, but the United Kingdom and the European Community have again expressed to all concerned, including the leaders of the principal Lebanese communities, their deep concern over the continuing violence in Lebanon. Foreign Ministers in the Ten issued a joint statement in Brussels on 20 May.