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Volume 450: debated on Thursday 26 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she last met the Syrian Foreign Minister; and when a Minister from her Department last met a Syrian counterpart. (95938)

I have never met the Foreign Minister of Syria. The last official Ministerial contact with Syria was when my noble Friend the right hon. Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean visited in 2003 and called on the President and Foreign Minister.