HC Deb 11 June 1986 vol 99 c225W
5. Mr. Sayeed

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans his Department has to develop further relations between the United Kingdom and moderate Arab states.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

We maintain close contact with moderate Arab states. Already this year we have had ministerial meetings with 12 such countries. Later this month we hope to have discussions in London with King Hussein of Jordan and Field Marshal Abu Ghazala, the Egyptian Minister of Defence. We shall build on all these contacts during our presidency of the European Community.