16.1 Chapter 6 above explained the reasons why a State may choose not to enter into diplomatic relations with another State or not to establish a permanent diplomatic mission there. Chapter 15 set out the circumstances in which a diplomatic mission may be recalled either on a temporary or on an indefinite basis while formal diplomatic relations continue, or in which diplomatic relations may be broken. In any of these cases a sending State may ask another State to protect its interests in a receiving State where, for whatever reason, it is not represented by a...
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