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Tuesday, 8 May 2018
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(Question No. 928)

Ms Sharkie To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs — Further to part (2) of her answer to question in writing No. 850 (Hansard , 8 February 2018, page 101), why is it a matter for the United Nations Secretary-General and not the Government, to contact the Indonesian and French co-chairs of the Paris International Conference on Cambodia to see whether there is interest in reinvigorating the mechanisms under the Paris Peace Agreements.

Ms Julie Bishop: the answer to the member's question is as follows:

Article 29 of the Paris Peace Agreement states that "upon the request of the Secretary-General, the two co-chairmen of the Paris Conference on Cambodia, in the event of a violation or threat of violation of this Agreement, will immediately undertake appropriate consultations, including with members of the Paris Conference on Cambodia, with a view to taking appropriate steps to ensure respect for these commitments".