§ 33. Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the recent visit to the middle east by the Minister of State, the hon. Member for Shoreham (Mr. Luce).
§ Mr. Luce
Between 3 and 7 March I visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. I had a very useful set of discussions with leading figures in both countries, including King Fahd in Saudi Arabia. I was able to review the very satisfactory state of our bilateral relations and exchange views on major international issues, particularly the Arab-Israel dispute, Lebanon and the Iran-Iraq conflict.