§ The Prime Minister
The following table lists those meetings at ministerial level of which we have records. Ministers have had additional informal bilateral meetings in the margins of international conferences.
In addition to these formal and informal meetings with their opposite numbers, Ministers in London regularly see the ambassadors of these countries in the course of their normal duties.
Country Date 1986 El Salvador None Guatemala 7 May Lady Hooper met President Cerezo at inauguration of President Arias in San José 17 November Lady Young met President Cerezo at Miami Conference Haiti November Lady Young met General Henri Namphy (then President) at Miami Conference
Country Date Honduras 17 November Lady Young met President Azcona at Miami Conference 15 December Lady Young met Foreign Minister Lopez Contreras in London South Africa 23 July Foreign Secretary met State President PW Botha and Foreign Minister Pile Botha in South Africa 27 July Foreign Secretary met Foreign Minister Pik Botha and Minister of Trade and Industry de Villien 29 July Foreign Secretary met Foreign Minister Pik Botha, Finance Minister du Plessis and State President PW Botha October Chancellor of The Exchequer met Finance Minister du Plessis 1987 El Salvador 11–12 May Foreign Minister Acevedo Peralta met Foreign Secretary and Lady Young in London Guatemala 11 February Lady Young met President Cerezo and Foreign Minister Quiñones in Guatemala 21 September Foreign Secretary met President Cerezo in New York 20 October Mr. Eggar met Minister of Economy Lizardo Sosa Lopez in London Honduras None South Africa 28 November Mrs. Chalker met Deputy Foreign Minister Kobus Meiring in South Africa 1988 E1 Salvador 9 March Mr. Eggar met Foreign Minister Acevedo Peralta in London Guatemala 8 March Foreign Secretary and Mr. Eggar met Vice-President Carpo Nicolle in London December Mr. Eggar met President Cerezo in Miami Honduras 27–28 April Foreign Secretary and Mr. Eggar met Foreign Minister Lopez Contreras in London South Africa 1 November Mrs. Chalker met Deputy Foreign Minister Kobus Meiring in South Africa 1989 E1 Salvador 1 June Mr. Alan Howarth, Whip, attended inauguration of President Cristiani as a Ministerial Representative, saw members of incoming administration Guatemala 2–3 March Mr. Eggar met Vice-President Carpo Nicolle, Foreign Minister Palencia and Interior Minister Valle Valdizan in Guatemala City Haiti February Mr. Eggar met Foreign Minister Serge Charles at inauguration of President Perez of Venezuela Honduras 27 February Mr. Eggar met Minister of Health in Honduras
Country Date South Africa 15 March Foreign Minister Pik Botha met Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary in London 1 April Foreign Minister Pik Botha met Prime Minister in Namibia 24–25 April Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary met Finance Minister du Plessis in London 23 June Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary met Minister of National Education de Clerk