asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on recent visits by Ministers to the South-West Asia area.
In January my right hon. and noble Friend visited Turkey, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and India, and made a brief call at Bahrain. My hon. Friend the Minister of State the Member for Mid-Oxon (Mr. Hurd), visited Qatar Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. In addition, I visited New Delhi on my way back from South-East Asia. We welcomed the opportunity for these further talks in the area.