§ 13. Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of Mozambique.
§ Mr. Luard
Her Majesty's Government have a satisfactory relationship with the Government of the People's Republic of Mozambique. We maintain an Embassy in Maputo, and there have also been exchanges of views at ministerial level. As the House knows, we have offered substantial aid, as all member States were requested to do in a recent Security Council Resolution, and we hope soon to send out a team of officials to discuss the aid programme.
§ Mr. Michael Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the total cost of the former Minister of State's visit to Maputo recently was borne by the Government of Mozambique; and, if not, what was the cost to the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Hattersley
The visit to Maputo followed a visit to Dar-es-Salaam. The costs for the entire journey were met by Her Majesty's Government and amounted to approximately £5,053.