HC Deb 20 May 1960 vol 623 c150W
Mr. Smithers

asked the Prime Minister to what extent his predecessor's statement of 1st March, 1956, recognising the Durand Line as the international frontier between Afghanistan and Pakistan still remains the policy of Her Majesty's Government.

The Prime Minister

As my predecessor made clear to the House on 1st March, 1956, Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom fully support the Government of Pakistan in maintaining their sovereignty over the areas East of the Durand Line and in regarding this line as the international frontier with Afghanistan. I am encouraged to believe that the Afghan Government share this view in that they have stated that they have no territorial claims.

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