Viscount Waverley – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Viscount Waverley on 2016-04-21.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK Heads of Mission in Arabic-speaking countries speak Arabic.

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

In the Middle East and North Africa region approximately 95 per cent of our Heads of Mission speak Arabic or other local languages (e.g. French or Hebrew).