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Jamal Khashoggi

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Saudi counterpart on the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

​We are very concerned by the reports of the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi on 9 October. The Foreign Secretary and I conveyed this message to the Saudi Ambassador to the UK. The Foreign Secretary also spoke to the Saudi Foreign Minister on 9 October and met the Turkish Foreign Minister on 15 October. A joint statement from the Foreign Secretary and his French and German counterparts was issued on 14 October stating their grave concerns and calling for a complete and detailed investigation.

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