Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Consular Services Provision
I can confirm to the Deputy that I am aware of this difficult and long-running consular case and that officials from my Department have been in ongoing contact with the citizen, most recently on 10th September 2019.
My Department has been providing consular assistance to the family of the citizen since first being made aware of the case. Officials continue to engage with the appropriate local authorities with a view to ascertaining a possible way forward.
My Department will continue to provide all possible and appropriate assistance in relation to this difficult situation.