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East-West Co-Operation

Volume 171: debated on Friday 27 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the outcome of the meeting of the conference on security and co-operation in Europe held in April on the lifting of restrictions on west-east co-operation.

The concluding document of the Bonn CSCE meeting on economic co-operation in Europe represents a valuable contribution towards stimulating market-oriented economic principles throughout Europe and to the general development of economic co-operation. The document contains an invitation to the OECD to consider hosting meetings of experts drawn from CSCE and OECD states to continue the dialogue in specific fields, including trade. This proposal was originally put forward by the United Kingdom.