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International Relations

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the countries which have been recognised by (a) the UK, (b) the US, (c) Russia, (d) France, (e) Germany, (f) China and (g) Israel since 1998 without the approval or with only partial approval of the countries in question. (246320)

Since 1998, the UK has recognised the following states: East Timor (20 May 2002), Montenegro (13 June 2006) and Kosovo (18 February 2008). In each case, the Government of the state in question has welcomed its recognition by the UK.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not systematically hold information on which countries have been recognised by the US, Russia, France, Germany, China or Israel.