HC Deb 08 May 1973 vol 856 c69W
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.

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