HC Deb 15 July 1980 vol 988 cc498-9W
Q33. Mr. Stan Thorne

asked the Prime Minister what new initiatives she is planning in regard to the establishment of friendly relations with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The Prime Minister

The Soviet Union has damaged British—Soviet relations and East—West relations by invading Afghanistan. It is for Moscow to create the necessary conditions for an improvements in relations by completely withdrawing its troops from that country.

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