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    Little_Korean Little_Korean is offline
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    Embassy sharing

    Seems that the UK and Canada are going to be sharing their embassies, in terms of embassy buildings, for certain missions:

    The agreement will see the two countries sharing embassy space and even embassy staff in some parts of the world, although they will continue to have their own ambassadors and, both countries say, independent foreign policy. There is little reason to doubt the latter point, despite cries from the Opposition, although Canada must be careful about how the arrangement is perceived abroad.
    Embassy deal raises concerns

    Pros are money (natch) and further reach:

    This could well save money, although that is not a foregone conclusion. It will certainly allow Canadians to have diplomatic representation in some parts of the world, including parts of Africa and the Caribbean, where there is none now, which is a good thing.
    What with all the demands for cuts, would there be an argument for us sharing our embassies with another country? If so, then which? While Canada and Britain share a head of state, that's obvivously not a case for us unless there's another country out there that wants a piece of Michael D.
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    Spirit Of Newgrange Spirit Of Newgrange is offline

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    israel and palestine, they seem to share lots of other things
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    Ireland and New Zealand as the countries have a lot in common, similar populations, geographic isolation, common language. Mostly though because there is lees overlap in terms of existing embassies. They have a greater Southern Hemisphere and Asian embassy presence and in return we could give them a greater presence in European capitals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCKY View Post
    Ireland and New Zealand as the countries have a lot in common, similar populations, geographic isolation, common language.
    Its thought the Oz and NZ will be joining the UK/Canada Embassies.
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    It can't really work in Ireland's case, because Ireland doesn't share a Head of State with another country nor is it a member of the Commonwealth.

    However, Ireland is an EU country, and if you have an Irish passport you can avail of many services of another EU embassy if there is no local Irish one.
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    I am against both the sharing of needles and embassies. For the same reasons.
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    they should start closing them down, call centre in ireland and Fedex for the rest. Get travel insurance if you want to go white water rafting in the jungles of colombia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Korean View Post
    What with all the demands for cuts, would there be an argument for us sharing our embassies with another country? If so, then which? While Canada and Britain share a head of state, that's obvivously not a case for us unless there's another country out there that wants a piece of Michael D.

    I think the answer is obvious:

    That's got to be a winning combination !
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    Another possibility of course would be:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Of Newgrange View Post
    israel and palestine, they seem to share lots of other things
    At this point, Hamas and Fatah would be enough of a challenge.
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