HC Deb 03 May 1995 vol 259 c248W
27. Mr. Simon Coombs

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the progress of efforts to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Bosnia. [20446]

Mr. Hurd

The Croatian offensive in West Slavonia and the refusal of the parties in Bosnia to extend the cessation of hostilities agreement have seriously increased tensions in the region. We urge all parties to show restraint and co-operate fully with the UN to prevent escalation. These developments underline the urgency of progress in the political process. The contact group is continuing its efforts to promote mutual recognition between the states of the former Yugoslavia and secure a resumption of negotiations on Bosnia on the basis of the contact group plan. Further meetings of contact group officials are being held this week.

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