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Cablegate: Gos Candidate for Icao Air Navigation Commission

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DE RUEHGP #1948 2960909
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 230909Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4282
INFO RUEHMT/AMCONSUL MONTREAL 0079

UNCLAS SINGAPORE 001948

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR IO/T
STATE FOR EB/TRA/OPT
MONTREAL FOR USICAO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ICAO EAIR AORC PREL CA SN
SUBJECT: GOS CANDIDATE FOR ICAO AIR NAVIGATION COMMISSION


1. (U) This is an action request. Please see para 4.

2. (U) Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided the
following diplomatic note concerning its candidate for the Air
Navigation Commission of the International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO). We will send an electronic version of the
candidate's CV under separate cover.

3. (SBU) Begin text of MFA diplomatic note:

MFA/IOD/00705/2007

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore
presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States of
America and has the honour to inform the latter that the Government
of the Republic of Singapore is presenting its candidature for
re-election to the Air Navigation Commission of the International
Civil Aviation Organisation (ANC) at the next election of the ANC in
December 2007 in Montreal, Canada. The Ministry has the honour to
attach with this note a CV of Singapore's candidate to the ANC, Mr
Mervyn Fernando.

The Ministry has the further honour to propose an exchange of mutual
support whereby Singapore would support the United States of
America's ANC candidature in 2007 in exchange for United States of
America's support of Singapore's ANC candidature at the same
election. If the Government of the United States of America agrees
to the above-mentioned proposal, a written indication would be
highly appreciated.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore avails
itself of this opportunity to renew to Embassy of the United States
of America the assurances of its highest consideration.

SINGAPORE

11 OCTOBER 2007

Embassy of the United States of America

Singapore

End text of diplomatic note.

4. (U) Action requested: We would appreciate a response from the
Department that we can convey to the GOS.

HERBOLD

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