HC Deb 18 November 1987 vol 122 c591W
30. Mr. Cran

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representation he has made to the Soviet Government about its policy towards Afghanistan.

Mr. Eggar

We believe that the Soviet Union should withdraw its army of occupation from Afghanistan and let the Afghan people determine their own future. My right hon. and learned Friend raised the issue of Afghanistan most recently when he spoke to the Soviet ambassador on 1 September. My noble Friend the Minister of State set out our position in a statement to the United Nations General Assembly on 10 November, when the UNGA voted 123–19–11 in favour of a resolution calling for the immediate withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.

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