§ Ms. Ruddock
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the present direct channels of communications between member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Warsaw pact; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The member countries of the two organisations maintain embassies in each other's capitals. In addition, their representatives meet in various forums discussing security issues, such as the conference on disarmament in Geneva and the conventional stability talks mandate negotiations in Vienna.