§ Mr. Terry Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions have been held in the Foreign Affairs Council concerning the Contadora process or the Caraballeda declaration.
§ Mr. Eggar
None. However, within the framework of European political co-operation there is regular discussion at appropriate levels of all important issues; including Central America. On 20 January, the twelve member states of the European Community publicly welcomed the impetus given to the Contadora negotiations by the Caraballeda declaration.