32. Mr. R. C. Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations between Great Britain and East Germany.
§ Mr. Hattersley
We recognised the GDR in December 1972 and established diplomatic relations in February 1973. A 10-year Economic Co-operation Agreement was signed in December 1973 and a Road Haulage Agreement in November 1974. There have also been negotiations on a consular convention, cultural relations and outstanding financial and property questions.