Status on whether the Government intends hosting an international conference on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO: 163
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 19 OF 06 OCTOBER 2009
Mr M B Skosana (IFP) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:
(1) Whether the Government intends hosting an international conference on (a) the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and (b) the problems and challenges facing Zimbabwe; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details that each such conference will address;
(2) Whether South Africa will request the assistance of certain international organisations (details furnished) with each conference; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? NO1876E
(1)(a) No. South Africa shall continue to share our own experiences in conflict resolution and reconciliation with both the Palestinians and the Israelis in an appropriate manner. Therefore an International conference on the issue, arranged by the South African Government, is not envisaged.
(1)(b) The Government does not intend to host an international conference on the problems and challenges facing Zimbabwe.
(2) No, South Africa will not be hosting a conference and no assistance will be solicited from international organisations.