HC Deb 10 December 1998 vol 322 c281W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to encourage the Maltese and Turkish authorities to pursue and bring to a conclusion extradition proceedings relating to Mohammed Abdel Abbas Ali. [62599]

Mr. Fatchett

I refer my hon. Friend to my answers of 29 October 1998,Official Report, column 271. Our staff in Valletta and Ankara continue to remind the Turkish and Maltese Governments of the importance we attach to this extradition being processed as quickly as possible. My noble Friend the Under-Secretary raised the matter with the Turkish Ambassador on 2 December and the Vice-Consul in Valletta spoke to the Maltese Attorney General's office on 3 December.

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