§ Mr. Hunter
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the MPLA in Angola regarding the detention and alleged maltreatment of UNITA officials and supporters.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Our embassy in Luanda has regularly raised this issue with the Angolan Government, and has taken it up with President dos Santos. The treatment and future of all detainees, including those held by UNITA, is one of several questions which can only be resolved by dialogue between the two parties. We have urged both sides to meet as a matter of urgency to continue the talks begun in Addis Ababa on 27 January.