HC Deb 28 June 2001 vol 370 c166W
Mr. Spring

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he discussed the proposals for peace in the middle east put forward by the director of the CIA during his recent visit to Gothenburg. [853]

Mr. Bradshaw

Ongoing efforts to build on the fragile ceasefire in the middle east featured prominently in discussion at both the EU-US summit on 14 June and the European Council on 15–16 June in Gothenburg. The UK welcomes the agreement by the parties to CIA Director Tenet's proposals for consolidating the ceasefire, and making progress on security issues. It is now essential that the ceasefire and further security measures be followed swiftly by work on confidence-building measures and the renewal of a political process, which together form the complete package of the recommendations of the Mitchell Committee