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Diplomatic Relations

Volume 711: debated on Wednesday 10 June 2009

Questions

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government with which member states of the United Nations the United Kingdom does not have diplomatic relations. [HL3993]

The UK does not have diplomatic relations with Bhutan or Somalia.

Bilateral relations with Bhutan are friendly. We conduct business with Bhutan through our high commission in New Delhi and via the Bhutanese honorary consul, who is based in the UK and spends half the year in Bhutan.

Somalia does not have diplomatic representation in the UK and the security situation in Somalia does not allow us to have a diplomatic mission in Mogadishu. However, we acknowledge the Transitional Federal Government as the current Government in power in Somalia and deal with them on that basis.

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government which are the member states of the United Nations where the United Kingdom’s diplomatic representative is not resident in the state concerned. [HL3994]

The table below shows those countries where the UK has a non-resident ambassador or high commissioner, and where those ambassadors or high commissioners are resident.

Country

Ambassador/High Commissioner resident in:

Andorra

Madrid

Antigua and Barbuda

Bridgetown

Bahamas

Kingston

Benin

Abuja

Burkina Faso

Accra

Burundi

Kigali

Cape Verde

Dakar

Central African Republic

Yaounde

Chad

Yaounde

Comoros

Port Louis

Congo (Republic of)

Kinshasa

Côte D'Ivoire

Accra

Djibouti

Addis Ababa

Dominica

Bridgetown

East Timor

Jakarta

El Salvador

Guatemala City

Equatorial Guinea

Abuja

Gabon

Yaounde

Grenada

Bridgetown

Guinea Bissau

Dakar

Haiti

Santo Domingo

Honduras

Guatemala City

Kiribati

Suva

Kyrgyzstan

Astana

Laos

Bangkok

Lesotho

Pretoria

Liberia

Freetown

Liechtenstein

Berne

Madagascar

Port Louis

Maldives

Colombo

Mali

Dakar

Marshall Islands

Manila

Mauritania

Rabat

Micronesia

Manila

Monaco

Paris

Nauru

Suva

Nicaragua

San Jose

Niger

Accra

Palau

Manila

Paraguay

Buenos Aires

Samoa

Wellington

San Marino

Rome

Sao Tome and Principe

Luanda

St Kitts and Nevis

Bridgetown

St Lucia

Bridgetown (but we have a resident commissioner in Castries)

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Bridgetown

Surinam

Georgetown

Swaziland

Pretoria

Togo

Accra

Tonga

Suva

Tuvalu

Suva

Vanuatu

Suva