Amount of Letters or Notes of Diplomatic Protest received by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation since 11 May 2009
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO: 2989 (NW3539E) AS PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 36-2013 OF 01 NOVEMBER 2013
MR A WATSON (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:
- Since 11 May 2009 how many (a) letters or (b) notes of diplomatic protest has her Department received;
- from which state has each (a) letter or (b) note of diplomatic protest been received;
- What was the reason behind each (a) letter or (b) note of diplomatic protest?
(1, 2 and 3)
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has engaged in various forms of diplomatic communication with other states, including direct interaction.
In keeping with quite diplomacy and the diplomacy of Ubuntu, we have handled such matters bilaterally without resorting to making public announcements about such issues.