HC Deb 20 May 1968 vol 765 cc5-6W
Mr. Brooks

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will identify the international organisations of which both Great Britain and East Germany are members; and what are the criteria adopted by Her Majesty's Government for refusing to join with East Germany in other international organisations.

Mr. Mulley

East Germany is not a member of any of the inter-governmental organisations of which the United Kingdom is a member. In deciding our own attitude Her Majesty's Government are guided by the criterion that we do not recognise the existence of a State in East Germany and take the view that the Federal Republic of Germany is the only German Government freely and legitimately constituted and therefore entitled to speak for the German people in international affairs.

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