§ Mr. Grocott
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list those member States of the United Nations with which the United Kingdom does not have diplomatic relations, indicating in each case the reasons for their absence.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
Her Majesty's Government do not have diplomatic relations with the following member States of the United Nations:
The People's Republic of AlbaniaThe reason is as set out in the reply by my hon. Friend today to my hon. Friend the Member for Harlow (Mr. Newens).
Republic of Sao Tomé and PrincipeHer Majesty's Government recognised the Republic of Sao Tomé and Principe on independence in 1975, but it has not yet been possible, for operational reasons, to arrange accreditation.
Republic of UgandaDiplomatic relations with the Republic of Uganda were broken off on 28th July 1976, 82W when it became impossible for the high commissioner to discharge his normal duties.
Republic of ComorosWe are awaiting further information about the new regime which came to power in the Republic of the Comoros on 12th-13th May 1978 before considering recognition.