§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries he visited on his recent visit to the far east; which ministers or368W Government officials he met; and what matters in regard to nuclear non-proliferation and arms exports were discussed.
§ Mr. Goodlad
During his visit to Indonesia my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs had discussions with President Soeharto, Foreign Minister Alatas, and Economic and Finance minister Afiff; he also met other Ministers, the Sultan of Yogyakarta, and a number of officials and businessmen. In Japan he met the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, the Finance Minister and the Minister for International Trade and Industry, and in Korea the President, the Foreign Minister and the Minister for National Defence. The discussions in Japan and South Korea covered North Korea's announcement of its intention to withdraw from the non-proliferation treaty. Arms exports were not discussed during the visit.