HC Deb 06 July 1979 vol 969 c783W
Mr. Knox

asked the Lord Privy Seal what steps he is taking to ensure that there continues to be a United Nations presence in Sinai, in view of the current mandate for the force expiring in the current month.

Mr. Hurd

The Government support the continued presence in some form of United Nations forces in Sinai and believe that their use to supervise Israel's withdrawal under the Egypt-Israel peace treaty would be consistent with the organisation's peace-keeping role in the area. We have made our views known to the parties concerned, and I discussed the matter with the Secretary General of the United Nations in Geneva on 4th July.

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