HC Deb 08 March 1989 vol 148 c555W
53. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the current situation in Ethiopia.

Mrs. Chalker

Fighting continues in northern Ethiopia. We remain concerned about the human rights situation. Fortunately there has been no recurrence of serious famine. We have urged the need for negotiation, the release of political prisoners, and the adoption of sensible economic policies.

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