§ Mr. Peter Walker
My visit to the Soviet Union was as leader of the United Kingdom delegation to the second meeting of the Anglo-Soviet Joint Commission. The delegation included my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; my hon. Friend the Undersecretary of State for the Environment, and senior representatives of British industry.
Useful and constructive discussions were held at a high level, not only with the joint commission but with the Soviet Prime Minister and senior Soviet Ministers. I am confident that this visit to Moscow will lead to an improvement in our general relations with the Soviet Union and to increased opportunities for expanding trade in both directions.
I am placing in the Library a copy of the communique issued at the conclusion of the joint commission meetings.