HC Deb 21 June 1999 vol 333 c277W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with how many countries the UK(a) exchanges ambassadors or high commissioners and (b) maintains other types of representation; and if he will make a statement. [87418]

Mr. Hoon

The UK has resident Ambassadors or High Commissioners in 143 countries. We maintain diplomatic and consular relations with a total of 183 countries.