HC Deb 01 July 1987 vol 118 c111W
70. Mr. Colin Shepherd

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next intends to visit Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Mellor

My right hon. and learned Friend has no plans at present to visit Saudi Arabia which he last visited in January 1986. Since then he has twice met the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister, most recently when he accompanied King Fahd to Britain on the occasion of the state visit. There are regular exchanges of high level visitors between the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia, which reflects the excellent state of our relations. I am myself hoping to visit Saudi Arabia later this year.