HC Deb 16 May 2000 vol 350 c108W
20. Mr. David Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the Government are giving to the Government of Indonesia to help them combat the problems of ethnic conflict. [120890]

Mr. Robin Cook

I raised the issue of ethnic tension when I met President Wahid in February. We fully support his efforts to secure stability in the areas of conflict and we welcome signature in Geneva at the weekend of a ceasefire in Aceh. Britain has already funded initiatives to promote reconciliation in Maluku and we are fully supporting the efforts of the United Nations Development Programme in the region. We are ready to help in any realistic and sensible way in reducing ethnic tensions and violence.

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