HC Deb 28 January 1959 vol 598 c109W
102. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware of the changes which have taken place among the Arab nations, and their firm desire for a closer link with this country; and what steps he now proposes to take under these changed and changing circumstances to reciprocate this feeling and to meet the new situation.

Mr. R. Allan

Her Majesty's Government are fully aware of the changes which have taken place and are taking place in the Middle East. They sympathise with the Arab desire for greater unity. They believe, however, that it is for the Arab nations themselves to decide how best to achieve this unity. Her Majesty's Government are endeavouring steadily to improve their relations with all Arab Governments.