HC Deb 12 July 1983 vol 45 c323W
Mr. Rowlands

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has as to which of the Arab countries have (a) supported the Israel-Lebanon agreement, (b) supported the Lebanese demand for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from its territory, (c) suported Syria's refusal to accede to that request and (d) backed the Palestine Liberation Organisation in its claim to retain a military presence in Lebanon; and whether he will indicate the results of his contacts with each to encourage them to secure the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Lebanon, as outlined in his speech on 28 June, Official Report, c. 485.

Mr. Luce

It is for the Governments concerned to state their own views on these questions. For our part we have welcomed the agreement between Israel and Lebanon and hope that it will be followed by the complete withdrawal of foreign forces from Lebanon. To that end, we with our European partners remain in close touch with all the countries directly concerned.