§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contributions the British Government are making towards the peace process in Angola.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
With our EC partners, we have been active in support of the efforts of the United Nations to consolidate the ceasefire negotiated by the United Nations Secretary General's special representative on 1 November, and to secure full implementation of the Bicesse peace agreement, including the holding of a second presidential election round.
Under our presidency, the European Council in Edinburgh urged both sides, particularly UNITA, to respect the peace agreement and ceasefire and to continue demobilisation and formation of the new unified armed forces. It called upon UNITA to accept unequivocally the September election results and on the Government to continue the democratic process with a view to the reconciliation of the people of Angola.