HC Deb 05 May 1982 vol 23 c90W
35. Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, in view of the Amnesty report on human rights violations in Syria, he will reconsider the plans announced by his predecessor for a visit by the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary to that country.

Mr. Hurd

No. My right hon. Friend does not believe that avoiding contact with the Syrian Government would be helpful. Our views on, and close interest in, questions of human rights are well known.

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