Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Restoration of UK diplomatic relations with Libya
On this date in 1999, three months after the arrival of Megrahi and Fhimah at Zeist, diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and Libya were restored, having been broken off in April 1984 following the shooting of PC Yvonne Fletcher. The announcement was made in the House of Commons by the Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook. Mr Cook’s statement is well worth reading, as are the contributions to the debate that followed, particularly those of Tam Dalyell and Sir Teddy Taylor.