Mr. Speaker, I happened to be sitting next to the foreign minister of Portugal
at one of the dinners and we had quite a long discussion on this Angola subject. I might add that it is not as one sided as it sometimes looks from here.
In so far as the resolution is concerned, it contained a provision that would have meant none of the NATO countries could supply any arms to Portugal. Of course Portugal is a member of NATO. Canada, as a matter of fact, has not supplied any arms to Portugal for approximately two years but we could not support a resolution containing a provision of that kind in fairness to our other NATO partners, so Canada abstained on that resolution.
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS