§ 38. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress is being made towards the formulation of a jointly agreed policy on the Middle East between Great Britain and the other EEC members.
Mr. James Callaghan
The Nine consult together frequently on the Middle East in the framework of political co-operation. They have agreed jointly to pursue a dialogue with the Arab States and the first meeting of experts to prepare for this was held in Cairo on 9th June. The Community has also recently signed a trade agreement with Israel to replace one which expires on 1st October 1975.