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Middle East

Volume 128: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1988

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59.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealh Affairs if he will report on further initiatives aimed at making progress for a middle east peace settlement.

75.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealh Affairs if he will make a statement on progress towards an international conference on the middle east.

We welcome recent efforts to give new impetus to the search for a negotiated settlement of the Arab/Israel conflict. We and our European partners strongly support an international conference as the suitable framework for negotiations between the parties directly concerned.

81.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealh Affairs what recent assistance he has given to the proposal for a peace conference initiated by Mr. Shimon Peres and King Hussein.

We are in close contact with both King Hussein and with Mr. Peres. We believe that an international conference can provide a suitable framework for negotiations between the parties directly concerned.