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Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent change there has been in UK relations with Syria; and if she will make a statement. (115415)

UK relations with Syria have not changed recently. Through our embassy in Damascus, and with the Syrian embassy in London, we continue to urge Syria to play a constructive role in the Middle East. The visit to Syria by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister’s foreign policy adviser, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, in October 2006, was part of this.