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Cablegate: Ireland Likely to Abstain On Oie China/Taiwan

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SUBJECT: IRELAND LIKELY TO ABSTAIN ON OIE CHINA/TAIWAN
RESOLUTION

REF: STATE 67444

(SBU) Ireland will likely abstain on the May 25 vote in the
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on the resolution
proposed by China to have Taiwan participate in the OIE under
the name, "Taiwan, China," according to Isolde Moylan,
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Director for Asia and
Oceania, who received reftel demarche on May 18 and who spoke
again with A/DCM on May 24. Moylan noted that the German
Presidency had attempted on May 24 to establish an EU common
position on the resolution that would have included an
abstention by Member States and a statement on the
China-Taiwan relationship. She added that this effort
collapsed when a number of Member States made clear that they
would vote in favor of the resolution as currently worded.
Moylan observed that Ireland would have preferred an EU
common position in favor of a resolution with acceptable
wording, especially after it became apparent that the vote
could not be postponed.
FOLEY

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