§ 36. Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had any discussions with the United States Government or the Soviet Government concerning the proposed summit between President Reagan and Mr. Gorbachev; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir Geoffrey Howe
The two Governments directly concerned are both aware of the importance we attach to successful high-level meetings between them, as a means of increasing confidence and achieving progress in arms control, over regional issues, and in respect by the Soviet Union for human rights. We share Mr. Reagan's hope that Mr. Gorbachev will make his expected visit to the United States this year.