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East-West Relations

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on East-West relations.

We welcome the results of the Washington summit and hope that the intermediate nuclear forces agreement will lead to further effective and verifiable arms control measures. The more stable and cooperative East-West relationship we want also requires Soviet respect for human rights and cooperation over regional conflicts, including early withdrawal from Afghanistan.