Saudi Arabia

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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Photo of Douglas Alexander Douglas Alexander Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2015, Official Report, column 79, whether he met the Saudi Arabia Deputy Foreign Minister; and with whom he has discussed the case of Raif Badawi.

Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 05 February 2015.

The correct answer should have been:

Due to the late King’s ill health at the time, the Deputy Vice Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia did not attend the Counter ISIL meeting in London as had been planned. Instead, I raised the case of Raif Badawi with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to London, as the most senior member of the Saudi delegation, at the inaugural meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, on 22 January.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Due to the late King’s ill health at the time, the Deputy Vice Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia did not attend the Counter ISIL meeting in London as had been planned. Instead, I raised the case of Raif Badawi with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to London, as the most senior member of the Saudi delegation, at the inaugural meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, on 22 January.

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