Hon. Lloyd Axworthy (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, to begin with I would like to thank the hon. member for participating in that conference on behalf of Canada. I think his contribution was very important.
We have taken an active role at the security council. We have put forward a series of proposals and propositions indicating that we would help with the joint military commission, with the dialogue and with the peace process. Through the good contribution of CIDA, we have offered money to help demobilize the child soldiers.
What we are saying is that we are prepared to provide support, but the parties in the conflict have to make the agreement themselves.
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