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Cablegate: Ambassador Delivers Tip Report

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RR RUEHMA RUEHPA
DE RUEHFN #0376 1641533
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 131533Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY FREETOWN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1148
INFO RUEHZK/ECOWAS COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS FREETOWN 000376

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR AF/W, G/TIP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KCRM KWMN KPAO PGOV PHUM PREL SMIG ELAB SL
SUBJECT: AMBASSADOR DELIVERS TIP REPORT

REF: SECSTATE 78727

1. On June 12, the Ambassador delivered reftel points and a
copy of the 2007 report to Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Director General Ambassador Umaru Wurie. The Ambassador
explained why Sierra Leone received a Tier Two ranking and
encouraged the GOSL to continue its efforts against
trafficking. Wurie responded the GOSL is making progress but
remains constrained by limited resources. He pledged the
GOSL's continuing commitment to combat trafficking. Wurie
said the recent passage of the Child Rights Act (septel) will
provide additional protection to children who are vulnerable
to trafficking.

2. In a separate meeting on the same date, the Ambassador
informed Vice President Solomon Berewa and Foreign Minister
Momodu Koroma of Sierra Leone's Tier Two ranking and delivery
of the report to the Director General of Foreign Affairs.
HULL

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