§ 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.