§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's response to the recent agreements between the Governments of North and South Korea on the de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula under international verification.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
We warmly welcome the outcome of the recent north-south prime ministerial talks in Seoul, including the wish to replace the armistice by a peace agreement and to strengthen bilateral links and exchanges. There remains much to be done but we see these as positive steps forward.219W
We also welcome the south's offer of simultaneous inspection of sites to further help resolve the issue of nuclear safeguards. We hope the north will reciprocate.