December 17, 1962 (25th Parliament, 1st Session)

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Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Mr. Speaker, I happened to be sitting next to the foreign minister of Portugal
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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.

Topic:   RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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