diplomatese

diplomatese

(ˌdɪpləmætˈiːz)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) informal the type of language or jargon used by diplomats, thought to be excessively complicated, cautious, or vague
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Couched mostly in trite diplomatese, but sometimes in the beautiful language India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru was capable of, those commitments now grace United Nations archives, making scholars the world over wonder how Indian leaders have been able to develop and live with a guilt-free conscience all these decades.
Of course, Chief Kolapo Isola's reign was cut short in the milieu of the June 12 conundrum while in 2003, Alhaji Lam Adesina and his successor, high chief Rashidi Ladoja never exchanged such diplomatese.
Chances are, one of the most serious challenges confronting the international community will either get little to no attention, or get lost in reams of diplomatese.
Vitug's book mixes storytelling skills with legalese, diplomatese, and politics to churn out a juicy thriller peppered with drama and human interest.
But despite the careful diplomatese of peace and goodwill with India, Oli is keen to broaden his options by deepening ties with China to get more leverage in his dealings with Delhi.
Unsaid in all this diplomatese is how China, flexing economic muscle, has held sway over its Asean neighbors in a virtual assertion of 'might is right.' Recall how it has ignored the arbitral ruling on its almost-total claim over the South China Sea, and strong-armed its neighbors into withdrawing troops and built structures in areas of conflicting claims.
But he couched this message in diplomatese, saying the US would "work on shared objectives with Pakistan" for neutralizing this threat.
Because they typically work behind the scenes, from office cubicles or home offices, LS translators can feel cut off from the living languages with which they work, and they know they must keep up with jargon--even the nuances of "diplomatese"--as it evolves.
Strangely, though these remarks may have been part of diplomatese ahead of talks with Pakistan's interlocutor, the context itself is not justified.
This time, a Chinese Foreign Minister (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-04/03/c_132282911.htm) told Xinhua on Wednesday that all concerned parties must take "practical action"; diplomatese for "we're down to the wire." Talks will take place Friday and Saturday and are expected to discuss a "revised proposal" that basically offers the same deal: stop enriching uranium , shut down production at Fordow, and in exchange the West will offer "limited sanction relief," Xinhua reported.
Furthermore, until he learned how to speak diplomatese, National Transitional Council head Mustafa Abdel Jalil alluded to the fact that the National Transitional Council would assign a higher priority for reconstruction and the allocation of oil contracts to countries that supported their uprising, remarking that nations would be rewarded "according to the support" given to the insurgents - which means NATO European coalition members will have the inside track, particularly as before the fighting erupted Europe got over 85 percent of Libya's crude exports.
Ultimately, a solution will have to be found and most likely, it will be blood money, a la Raymond Davis, although it will be couched in grand diplomatese. Latest statements from the Pentagon say that this was not a deliberate attack without indicating how the attack took place.
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