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Afghanistan: Un Resolution

Volume 416: debated on Tuesday 20 January 1981

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will support the invitation of the United Nations General Assembly to Dr. Waldheim to appoint a special envoy to explore a settlement of the conflict in Afghanistan on the basis of self-determination.

Her Majesty's Government supported the United Nations General Assembly resolution of 20th November. We have since urged the United Nations Secretary-General to appoint a special representative in accordance with the resolution which was supported by 111 countries.