Letter to Mike Gapes MP, Chairman of the
Foreign Affairs Committee, from the Foreign Secretary, dated 13
I appeared on 12 December before the Committee
to give evidence on Developments in the EU. I also gave evidence
on Russia and said the following:
"It is a sad fact, but I must point out
that there are two countries in which the Council is not allowed
to operate: Burma and Iran. I hope that the announcement today
from the Russia Government does not signal that Russia is taking
steps down the road, because that is deeply unwholesome company
to be in".
In fact, the Council is represented in Iran and Burma,
I apologise for the mistake.
I am copying this letter to the Chairman of the House
of Commons Liaison Committee.