Search

 

Cablegate: Egypt: Iom Candidacy Demarche Delivered

VZCZCXRO7238
RR RUEHBZ RUEHDU RUEHGI RUEHJO RUEHMA RUEHMR RUEHPA RUEHRN RUEHTRO
DE RUEHEG #0091 0211359
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 211359Z JAN 08
FM AMEMBASSY CAIRO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7927
INFO RUEHZO/AFRICAN UNION COLLECTIVE
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 0368

UNCLAS CAIRO 000091

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR PRM, AF, USAU, AND NEA/ELA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREF PREL SMIG EG
SUBJECT: EGYPT: IOM CANDIDACY DEMARCHE DELIVERED

REF: SECSTATE 4089

1. We delivered reftel demarche to Hany Dimitri of the MFA
International Organizations office on January 21, emphasizing
Ambassador Swing's qualifications for the IOM Director
General position and explaining the U.S. position against the
incumbent. Dimitri said that the GOE would study the IOM
candidacy issue but is unlikely to decide on which candidate
to support until the election is closer.

2. Separately on January 21, we asked Amr Goweili, MFA
cabinet advisor for multilateral relations, to support
Ambassador Swing's request for a meeting with Egyptian
Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on the margins of the
upcoming African Union Summit. Goweili, who is accompanying
Minister Aboul Gheit to the AU Summit, said he would study
the issue and consult with Egypt's mission in Addis Ababa.
Ricciardone

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

Another US Court: Fourth Circuit Rules Muslim Ban Discriminatory

ACLU: Step by step, point by point, the court laid out what has been clear from the start: The president promised to ban Muslims from the United States, and his executive orders are an attempt to do just that. More>>

ALSO: