HC Deb 25 October 1972 vol 843 c316W
Mr. Kilfedder

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he hopes for the exchange of diplomatic representatives with Syria.

Mr. Godlier

We hold firmly to the principle that the existence of diplomatic relations between states is both normal and desirable. But since the Syrian Government have not yet approached us formally, I cannot say when diplomatic representatives are likely to be exchanged with Syria.