§ 35. Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, at the recent Western European Union meeting in Bonn, he discussed with his colleagues the United States-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics nuclear disarmament talks in Geneva; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir Geoffrey Howe
Yes, as the communiqué of our meeting made clear, we exchanged views on a range of subjects including all aspects of the United States-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics talks in Geneva. We also discussed arms control and disarmament, European defence questions, East-West relations and European armaments co-operation, as well as examining problems of WEU institutional reform. Copies of the communiqué have been placed in the Library.