Thursday, 27 June 2013

Ceisteanna (85)

Andrew Doyle

Ceist:

85. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the current status of the outstanding nominees for the positions of Honorary Consuls in Nairobi, Kenya; Kathmandu, Nepal and Antalya, Turkey; if he will detail if and when the nominations will be accepted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31330/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

The appointments of our nominees for Honorary Consul in Kathmandu and Antalya were both approved recently by the Nepalese and Turkish authorities respectively. The Honorary Consul in Antalya has already commenced providing consular services and will be fully operational very shortly. The Honorary Consul in Kathmandu is also in the process of being established and is expected to be operational by September. My Department is currently awaiting the formal approval of the Kenyan authorities to the appointment of our nominee for Honorary Consul in Nairobi. The outgoing Honorary Consul is continuing in that role pending the completion of the formalities for the appointment of his successor.