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Diplomatic Service

Volume 480: debated on Friday 17 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in which UN member states the UK has no resident British Ambassador or resident British High Commissioner; and from which country British diplomatic representation is provided by accreditation in each of those countries.[Official Report, 3 November 2008, Vol. 482, c. 1MC.] (223091)

There are 54 UN member states in which the UK has no resident British ambassador or resident British high commissioner. They are shown in the following table with details of from where British diplomatic representation is provided by accreditation.

UN member:

Accredited:

American Samoa

New Zealand

Andorra

Spain

Antigua and Barbuda

Barbados

Bahamas

Jamaica

Benin

Nigeria

Bhutan

none

Burkina Faso

Ghana

Burundi

Rwanda

Cape Verde

Senegal

Central African Republic

Cameroon

Chad

Cameroon

Comoros

Mauritius

Congo (Republic of the)

Democratic Republic of Congo

Cote d'lvoire

Ghana

Djibouti

Ethiopia

Dominica

Barbados

East Timor

Indonesia

El Salvador

Guatemala

Equatorial Guinea

Nigeria

Gabon

Cameroon

Grenada

Barbados

Guinea-Bissau

Senegal

Haiti

Dominican Republic

Honduras

Guatemala

Kiribati

Fiji

Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan

Laos

Thailand

Lesotho

South Africa

Liberia

Sierra Leone

Liechtenstein

Switzerland

Madagascar

Mauritius

Maldives

Sri Lanka

Mali

Senegal

Marshall Islands

Philipines

Mauritania

Morocco

Micronesia (Federated States of)

Philipines

Monaco

France

Nauru

Fiji

Nicaragua

Costa Rica

Niger

Ghana

Palau

Philipines

Paraguay

Argentina

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Barbados

Saint Lucia

Barbados

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Barbados

San Marino

Italy

Sao Tome and Principe

Angola

Somalia

Kenya

Suriname

Guyana

Swaziland

South Africa

Togo

Ghana

Tonga

Fiji

Tuvalu

Fiji

Vanuatu

Fiji