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Ministerial Meetings

Volume 400: debated on Wednesday 26 February 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which overseas delegations and overseas ambassadors met Welsh Office Ministers in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [89950]

Since the Wales Office was established on 1 July 1999, Ministers have met the following overseas delegations or ambassadors:

  • 1999
  • Japanese Ambassador
  • American Ambassador
  • Belgian Ambassador
  • 2000
  • Belgium Ambassador
  • Delegation from Lower Saxony, Germany
  • Delegation from Nigeria
  • Delegate from the American Embassy
  • Bavarian State Minister for Euro Affairs
  • 2001
  • Delegations from the Government of the Czech Republic
  • Delegate from American Embassy
  • Hungarian Ambassador
  • Delegation from the Spanish Government.
  • Delegation from Slovakia
  • 2002
  • Spanish Ambassador
  • Danish Ambassador
  • Slovakian Ambassador
  • Delegate from American Embassy
  • 2003
  • Canadian High Commissioner
  • Delegation of Polish MPs
There were also receptions and other occasions where informal meetings may have taken place with overseas representatives, but no record of these meetings has been kept.