HC Deb 08 March 1989 vol 148 c554W
46. Mr. Devlin

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what matters were discussed at the Anglo-German summit of 20–21 February in Frankfurt.

Mrs. Chalker

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and Chancellor Kohl discussed East/West relations, arms control, the middle east, South Africa and the environment. My right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Defence, the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries arid Food, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State discussed with their German opposite numbers a range of issues which fall within their departmental responsibilities.

71. Mr. Squire

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the current state of Anglo-German relations.

Mrs. Chalker

The Federal Republic of Germany is one of our most important allies and partners. We have the closest relations, as is demonstrated by the recent summit meeting in Frankfurt, and by the wide range and frequency of ministerial and official contacts. A further summit is planned to be held in this country in March 1990.

I shall be attending the annual Koenigswinter conference in Germany next week, to which members of the Bundestag and the Federal Government are also invited in their personal capacities.