HC Deb 05 December 1967 vol 755 cc267-8W
69. Mr. Sandys

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on the latest developments in the situation in South Arabia.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

The formation of a Government was announced in Aden on 1st December. The President and Prime Minister will be Mr. Qahtan al Sha'abi and the Foreign Minister Mr. Saif Dhala'i. Her Majesty's Government have recognised the Government of the new State.

70. Mr. Francis Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what arrangements he has made to represent the United Kingdom in Aden and South Arabia following the British withdrawal; to what authority or authorities United Kingdom representatives are now accredited; and what British missions, other than diplomatic, it is proposed to retain in the area.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

As my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary informed the House on 29th November, the United Kingdom and Southern Yemen have established diplomatic relations and will exchange Ambassadors. At present we are represented by a diplomatic Mission headed by a Chargé d'Affaires. The Ambassador, when appointed, will be accredited to the Head of the new State. No other official British missions will be retained in the area.

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