§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to resume discussions with Guatemala over the re-establishment of consular and diplomatic relations; what conditions the United Kingdom will set; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eggar
It is not normal international practice to impose preconditions on the establishment of consular or diplomatic relations. We hope that the election of a democratic Government in Guatemala will facilitate a resumption of official relations, for which we have always been ready. No date for further discussions about this has been arranged.