Halifax Summit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 19th June 1995.

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Photo of Mr John Major Mr John Major , Huntingdon 3:31 pm, 19th June 1995

The latter point was not raised by Prime Minister Chrétien either in the G7 or in the bilateral meeting that I had with him. If he holds that view, it is not a matter that he raised with me. Certainly, the proposals do not indicate a more passive role for the United Nations protection forces. I was seeking to tell the House that they will not unilaterally fight aggressively, but of course, under the rules of engagement, they have the authority to fight in defence or in protection of other United Nations protection forces that are there. They will certainly exercise that right if it proves to be necessary.