HC Deb 12 May 1998 vol 312 c106W
26. Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with other European Foreign Ministers on the EU-South Africa trade negotiations. [40517]

Mr. Fatchett

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary's most recent discussions with European colleagues took place at the General Affairs Council in March. He noted the progress made in the previous negotiating round, and reiterated our wish to complete the negotiations soon. The Commission will report back to the Council in the light of its further negotiations with the South Africans, the next round of which is scheduled for late this month.

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