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Statehood of Palestine Recognition

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From: Lance D. Lavery

Dear Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

Under the legislated rule of society which is given the force of Law and is commonly referred to as the "Official Information Act 1982" I require the following information.

What work is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade doing in regards to recognising Palestine’s Statehood in order to create job opportunities for New Zealand businesses that wish to engage in commercial ventures with the Palestinians, as it must be said that they are a very creative, intelligent and entrepreneurial culture.

If the information is not held by the Ministry then please advise as to where the information can be obtained nationally and/or internationally.

Respectfully yours,

Lance D. Lavery

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[UNCLASSIFIED]

Kia ora Lance D. Lavery

 

Thank you for your OIA request received on 24 May 2022 for:

What work is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade doing in regards to
recognising Palestine’s Statehood in order to create job opportunities for
New Zealand businesses that wish to engage in commercial ventures with the
Palestinians, as it must be said that they are a very creative,
intelligent and entrepreneurial culture.

 

This email confirms receipt of your request and advises that we will
respond to it as soon as reasonably practicable, and in terms of the
timeframes and requirements of the OIA.

 

Please also be advised that the organisational impacts of implementing the
COVID-19 Protection Framework, together with the Ministry’s leadership of
the Government's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, mean that we
may have reduced capacity to process OIA requests. We will do our best to
make decisions on your OIA request as soon as practicably possible, and to
keep you informed of progress if there are likely to be delays.

 

For your information, the Chief Ombudsman has published updated guidance
on OIA requests during this time:

·       [1]Chief Ombudsman's statement on official information response
times during implementation of the COVID-19 Protection Framework

·       [2]FAQs about official information requests during COVID-19

 

Please note that our response letter to you (with your personal details
redacted), and any enclosed documents, may be published on the Ministry’s
website.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

 

 

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Tēnā koe Lance D Lavery

 

Please see the attached letter concerning your OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

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195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18901, Wellington 5045, New Zealand

[1]www.mfat.govt.nz | [2]www.safetravel.govt.nz

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