Israel embassy stops Visa allocations over diplomatic strike
18 March 2014, 22:51
Nairobi - The Israeli embassy in Nairobi has stopped the allocation of Visa's indefinitely over a strike by its diplomats.
In a statement by the embassy, the move has been caused by an ongoing strike by diplomats over a labour dispute.
" We regret any inconvenience which this labour dispute and
sanctions may cause our counterparts in government, our diplomatic
colleagues in Nairobi, and to members of the public,” Yaki Lopez, the
Nairobi Mission’s Deputy Ambassador said.
The statement did not state whether the strike will end soon and how long it will take to resume normal operations.
“We hope for a swift resolution of the dispute so that Embassy may resume its important tasks in Kenya and the region, he added.
The decision will affect a number of countries in the region, of which the Nairobi consulate covers including Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania and the Seychelles.
The dispute has enforced the closing of consulates all over the world, with the strike taking place from March 5, 2014 over the dispute.
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