Topical Questions

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 11th November 2008.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of David Miliband David Miliband Foreign Secretary 2:30 pm, 11th November 2008

No. The right hon. Gentleman is kidding himself if he thinks that the continued suspension of the talks would punish Russia. It would not: instead, it would isolate him and, if he were standing on this side of the House, Britain. I spoke to the President of Georgia both last night and last week, and my right hon. Friend the Minister for Europe met Georgia's Foreign Minister yesterday. They did not object to the recommencement of the PCA talks, but they made it clear that they wanted economic, political and security support for Georgia's territorial integrity. That is what we have offered: frankly, if that is good enough for them, it should be good enough for him.

Embed this video

Copy and paste this code on your website