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East Timor

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the implications for relations between the United Kingdom and Indonesia of the continued occupation by Indonesia of East Timor.

The Indonesian Government are well aware of our policy on East Timor and of our support for the efforts of the United Nations Secretary-General to promote a just settlement there. Our attitude on this question in no way prejudices our good relations with Indonesia, which were recently reinforced by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister's visit there in April. I duscussed East Timor with senior Indonesian officials when in Jakarta last week.