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Libyan Arab Republic

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether she plans to invite the President of Libya to visit the UK. (126999)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has no current plans to invite Colonel Qadhafi to visit the UK. However, the UK welcomes the progress that Libya has made since its historic decision to renounce weapons of mass destruction. We are increasing co-operation, including through the exchange of high-level visits that began with my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister’s visit to Libya in March 2004 and has included a visit to Libya by my right hon. Friend, the Member for Norwich, South (Mr. Clarke), the then Home Secretary in 2006.