§ Sir D. Dodds-Parker
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is delaying the exchange of diplomatic recognition between the United Kingdom and Albania.
§ Mr. Amery
We have made it clear to the Albanian authorities that we should be glad to find a way round the well-known obstacles that have prevented the restoration of diplomatic relations for so long. In the Albanian view, however, the question of diplomatic relations is linked with the long-standing problem of the gold formerly belonging to the pre-war National Bank of Albania. The solution to this latter problem does not depend upon us alone.