§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what explanation of the duties of the diplomat in question was given to his Department when it received notification that Mr. Mohamed Abdelgiawad was seeking accreditation to the Libyan People's Bureau as an official in the Islamic section; and which other embassies currently have diplomats in post with such a designation.
§ Mr. Luce
No explanation was sought when Mr. Mohamed Mehemed Abdelgiawad was notified as an official in the Islamic section of the Libyan People's Bureau. It is for the sending state to decide the functions and designation of its staff appointed to diplomatic missions, provided these meet the requirements of the Vienna convention. We have no objection in principle to such a designation. The following missions currently have diplomats in post with this designation:
Mr. Johan BinKannis, Attaché (Islamic Affairs)
Mr. Wan Mohamad Haji Abd Aziz, Attaché (Islamic Affairs)
Dr. Ali Abdullah Mughram Al-Ghamdi, Counsellor (Islamic Affairs)