Intention of South African Government to establish a High Commission / Embassy in Bangladesh
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO: 1656
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15 OF 28 MAY 2010
MR KS MUBU (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:
Whether the Government intends on establishing a High Commission /Embassy in Bangladesh; if not, why not; if so, (a) when and (b) What are the further details,
- Due to the effects of the global economic downturn, the current budget of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation does not allow for the opening of a South African Mission in Dhaka, Bangladesh at this time. This matter will be considered once the financial situation of the Department improves.
- It should be noted that the Department of International Relations and Cooperation has recently appointed an Honorary Consul to represent South Africa’s interests in Bangladesh. This is the first step in a long process toward the realisation of a South African Mission being established in Dhaka.