Establishment of Diplomatic Ties by the Government of South Africa with the Government of Equatorial Guinea

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR ORAL REPLY

QUESTION NO 77

STANDING OVER FROM 8 SEPTEMBER 2004
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 18 OF 31 AUGUST 2004

MR DHM GIBSON (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

Whether, when the decision was taken to consolidate diplomatic ties with the government of Equatorial Guinea, that country's poor human rights record was taken into consideration; if not, why not; if so, what specific factors were considered in this regards? N784E

REPLY:

We have diplomatic relations with all African countries, that is the only way we can easily interact with them on any issue.

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