HC Deb 16 June 1966 vol 729 cc314-5W
88. Viscount Lambton

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the presence of over 60,000 troops in the Yemen and the declarations of President Nasser against the Aden protectorate, he will initiate talks with the Egyptian Government to discuss the withdrawal of their troops from the Yemen prior to the British closure of the Aden base.

Mr. M. Stewart

No. Her Majesty's Government's policy remains one of noninvolvement in the conflict in the Yemen and it would therefore be inappropriate for us to approach the United Arab Republic Government about their army there, even if we were at present in diplomatic relations with them. Nor is there any reason to believe that such talks would produce any useful results.

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