HC Deb 12 April 1989 vol 150 c553W
18. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a further statement about political developments in the Horn of Africa.

Mrs. Chalker

We remain in contact with the Governments of the Horn about the problems of the region, both bilaterally and with our partners in the Twelve. We are also in touch with other Governments. My right hon. and learned Friend discussed the Horn with Mr. Shevardnadze on 6 April and urged the Soviet Union to use its considerable influence in the area in a positive direction.