Verbal note

VERBAL NOTE. In diplomatic language, memorandum or note not signed, sent when an affair has continued a long time without any reply, in order to avoid the appearance of an urgency, which, perhaps, the affair does not require; and, on the other hand, not to afford any ground for supposing that it is forgotten, or that there is no intention of not prosecuting it any further, is called a verbal note.

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(19) For samples of more forceful German protests against Spain maintaining its diplomatic ties to Poland, see Eberhard von Strohrer, German Ambassador to Spain, to Spanish Foreign Ministry, Verbal Note, January 27, 1941 (referring to a note of December 16, 1940 with the same message), LegR2221, Exp20, AMAE; Eberhard von Strohrer, German Ambassador to Spain, to the Spanish Foreign Ministry, Letter, October 6, 1941 (with more details of Polish activities), LegR2221, Exp20, AMAE.
A verbal note, in which the Philippines asserted its primary right of jurisdiction over the case, was conveyed Wednesday to the U.S.
"We are now working on final technical matters, and I hope we will be able to exchange a verbal note with Japan during my visit," Khristenko was quoted as saying.
The Spanish lawyers, who were unaware of their client's contributions to the contras, also pointed out that according to the verbal note from the U.S.
Speaking at the Greek Parliament shortly before the confidence vote Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras notified the MPs that the Greek authorities had received the verbal note from the Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs letting them know that Macedonia had fulfilled its Prespa agreement responsibilities.
The Embassy of Belarus said the verbal note of the Foreign Ministry of Kyrgyzstan of 21 August 2012 was communicated to the respective bodies of Belarus.
The two ministers "reached a final accord and agreed to exchange a verbal note Thursday" for free access to the disputed islands of Etorofu, Shikotan, Kunashiri and the Habomai group of islets, the official said.
The verbal note regarding Janysh Bakiev was communicated to the respective authority of Belarus by the Foreign Ministry of Kyrgyzstan, Kadyrbekov said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs filed then a verbal note of protest to the OSCE and the four signatories of the document shifted responsibility onto each other.
The "verbal note" came a day after Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura and visiting Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Khristenko finalized an accord on freer access to the disputed islands of Etorofu, Shikotan and Kunashiri and the Habomai islets.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia received the verbal note stating that Article 7 of the Interim Accord was breached by using the Sun of Vergina on the base of the lion statues on the Goce Delcev Bridge," the letter says.