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Cablegate: Argentina "Favorably Inclined" to Vote for Us Cerd

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TO RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA IMMEDIATE 0697
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0195
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US MISSION GENEVA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM UNGA AR
SUBJECT: ARGENTINA "FAVORABLY INCLINED" TO VOTE FOR US CERD
CANDIDATE PROSPER

REF: SECSTATE 169375

1. (U) Per reftel, post sent the Argentine MFA a diplomatic
note requesting for GOA support for Pierre-Richard Prosper's
candidacy for the UN Committee to Eliminate Racial
Discrimination (CERD). Poloff followed up with Martin
Romero, MFA Secretary in the International Organizations
Directorate, who indicated that the GOA would be "favorably
inclined" to vote for Ambassador Prosper, but the decision
has to be made in consultation with the Human Rights
Directorate. He explained that the GOA generally does not
issue voting instructions to its Mission until a few days
before the vote, and that he would inform post once a
decision has been made. Post will followup with the MFA
prior to the election.
WAYNE

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