HC Deb 27 October 1998 vol 318 c144W
35. Jane Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his Department's role in promoting political reform in Indonesia. [54322]

Mr. Fatchett

We have welcomed the reforms announced in Indonesia since President Habibie came to power, particularly the announcement of elections next year. To show our commitment to the process of political reform, I visited Jakarta on 8 October and met President Habibie, members of his Cabinet and leading Opposition figures. I announced that Britain was ready to give practical assistance to help Indonesia hold free and fair elections.

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