Members of Parliament invited to Official Visits to Foreign
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO: PQ
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 1 OF 11 FEBRUARY 2005
LK JOUBERT (IFP) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:
Whether any members
of Parliament participated in official visits to foreign countries by invitation
from her department in the past twelve months; if so, what are the (i) names and
(ii) political affiliation of the members who went on such visits?
of the public, including members of Parliament and Civil Society are from time
to time invited to participate in observer missions and Conferences. In the past
twelve months Members of Parliament were invited to attend the following:
South African Observer Mission to the Palestinian National Authority Presidential
Elections, held on 9 January 2005, included Members of Parliament (MPs) from the
Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs.
The South Africa Observer
Mission to Zimbabwe included Members of Parliament.
were extended to different political parties to attend the South African, African
Union and Caribbean Diaspora Conference held in Kingston, Jamaica from 16-18 March
2005 and Members of Parliament attended.