HC Deb 26 October 1998 vol 318 cc79-80W
Mr. Austin

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to reopen the British Embassy in Sudan; and if he will make a statement. [55972]

Mr. Fatchett

We did not break off diplomatic relations with Sudan when we withdrew UK based staff from Khartoum. We have also maintained contact with the Sudanese authorities through their Embassy here. I hope that it will not be too long before the necessary conditions are re-established for a return to normal relations with Sudan.