§ Mr. Moyle
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether any of the Government's represented at the Islamic Conference have sought the support or approval of Her Majesty's Government for the proposal that the future of Afghanistan should be considered by a process of United Nations mediation between Afghanistan and its neighbours; and, if so, what has been the response of Her Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Hurd
Pakistan and other member countries of the Islamic Conference have been in frequent contact with Her188W Majesty's Government about the situation in Afghanistan. The United Kingdom voted for the United Nations General Assembly resolution of 20 November—proposed by members of the Islamic Conference and adopted by 111 votes to 22 with 12 abstentions—which invites the United Nations Secretary-General to appoint a special representative with a view to promoting a political solution. We have made it clear to Dr. Waldheim and to other Governments that we hope that he will appoint a special representative.