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Volume 170: debated on Wednesday 28 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list all the current fora in which east-west disarmament talks are taking place.

NATO and the Warsaw pact are negotiating on conventional armed forces in Europe in Vienna, and at the open skies conference due to resume in Budapest next month; and (together with the neutral and non-aligned countries) on confidence and security-building measures in Vienna. Forty nations take part in the chemical weapons talks at the conference on disarmament in Geneva. The United States and the Soviet Union are negotiating on START and on nuclear testing, also in Geneva.