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Yemen

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 11 July 1990

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29.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has plans to have early talks with the Foreign Secretary of the new Republic of Yemen to discuss United Kingdom-Yemen relations.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has no firm plans for an early meeting with the Yemeni Foreign Minister. But Dr. Al Iryani has an open invitation to visit London. I recently met the Vice-President of the Republic of Yemen when he was visiting London.

74.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's relations with the new Republic of Yemen.

We enjoy good relations with the new Republic of Yemen. This was reflected in the warm messages of congratulations from the Queen, my right hon. Friends the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, sent on the occasion of the unification of the Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen on 22 May. We wish the Government and people of the Republic of Yemen well.