HC Deb 22 October 1987 vol 120 cc877-8W
Mr. Wray

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will instruct Her Majesty's ambassadors in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to hold urgent talks with the Governments in those countries aimed at establishing what practical steps Britain could take to help the implementation of the Guatemala accord of August;

(2) if he will instruct the ambassador to Nicaragua to have talks with President Ortega of Nicaragua to discuss practical help which the United Kingdom can offer to Nicaragua in her efforts to support the accord of 27 August;

(3) if he will give public and practical support to the Guatemala accord by the five Presidents of Central American republics.

Mr. Eggar

We warmly welcomed the Guatemala peace agreement and pledged our continued support for the efforts of the central Americans to achieve a lasting solution to the region's problems. We, together with our community partners, established a formal political dialogue with the Governments of central America in 1984. As a result, there have been three meetings at ministerial level, and regular contact at ambassadorial level. Most recently, at our suggestion, a meeting was held in New York in September between representatives of the European Community and central American Governments to discuss implementation of the Guatemala accord.