Catalogue description Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Near East and North Africa Department: Registered Files (NF Series)

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Reference: FCO 93
Title: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Near East and North Africa Department: Registered Files (NF Series)

This series contains selected records relating to UK relations with Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, the Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania (from 1990), Morocco, the Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and with the Occupied Territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The series also deals with Arab/Israeli relations generally, and with UK and European Union interests in the Mediterranean, the League of Arab States (Arab League), and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

For information on the appraisal and selection decisions applied to records produced by this department see Operational Selection Policy OSP 13, British Diplomatic Relations, 1973-1996.

Date: 1972-1993
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: NF
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Near East and North Africa Department, 1972-

Physical description: 7530 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 2003 Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Accumulation dates: 1973 onwards
Selection and destruction information: Selected under acquisition policy criterion, documenting the development of UK diplomatic relations with the states of North Africa and the Near East. See OSP 13 for detailed acquisition criteria.
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Near East and North Africa Department was created by the merger of the previous North African Department and the Near Eastern Department in 1972. The new department continued to use the previous departments' registered file series for the remainder of 1972, but was allocated its own file series from the beginning of 1973.

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