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Saudi Arabia

Volume 202: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to Saudi Arabia about financing the military training of young muslims in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

Since the US/Soviet agreement of last September to halt arms supplies to both sides in Afghanistan we have urged the Saudis, both bilaterally and with our EC partners, to provide only humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. The Saudi Government have told us that they fully support the efforts of the UN Secretary-General to find a political solution to the conflict.