HC Deb 20 May 1992 vol 208 c168W
Mr. Gapes

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list all countries which the United Kingdom has recognised since January 1989 and the dates of recognition, stating in each case the current status of diplomatic representation in the United Kingdom and in the country concerned, including the name of any other state through which the diplomatic relations are maintained.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The states that have been recognised by Her Majesty's Government since January 1989 area listed in the table, with their respective dates of recognition.

Country Date of recognition
Namibia 21 March 1990
Marshall Islands 1 August 1991
Micronesia 1 August 1991
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 8 August 1991
Estonia 27 August 1991
Latvia 27 August 1991
Lithuania 27 August 1991
Armenia 31 December 1991
Azerbaijan 31 December 1991
Belorussia 31 December 1991
Kazakhstan 31 December 1991
Moldavia 31 December 1991
Turkmenistan 31 December 1991
Ukraine 31 December 1991
Uzbekistan 31 December 1991
Croatia 15 January 1992
Slovenia 15 January 1992
Kyrgyzstan 15 January 1992
Tajikistan 15 January 1992
Georgia 23 March 1992
Bosnia-Herzegovina 7 April 1992

In the case of Namibia, there was no formal recognition of statehood, but it was implicit in the establishment of diplomatic relations in March 1990. The United Kingdom has diplomatic relations with all the states listed except for Croatia and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The United Kingdom has resident ambassadors in Namibia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. There is a chargé d'affaires in Ukraine pending the arrival of an ambassador next month. Her Majesty's ambassador in Moscow is accredited to Armenia, Kazakhstan and Georgia. His successor will, in addition, apply for accreditation to Azerbaijan, Belorussia, Moldavia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Namibia, Lithuania and Slovenia have resident ambassadors in London. Estonia, Latvia and Armenia are represented by chargés d'affaires.