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Cablegate: Sri Lanka to Support Us Candidate for Cerd Election

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SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INS, IO/RHS, USUN AND US
MISSION GENEVA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL PHUM UNGA CE
SUBJECT: SRI LANKA TO SUPPORT US CANDIDATE FOR CERD ELECTION

REF: STATE 169375

Ambassador delivered reftel demarche to Foreign Minister
Rohitha Bogollagama on January 11. Acting Foreign Secretary
Maduwegedera informed Poloff on January 14 that Sri Lanka
will support U.S. candidate Pierre-Richard Prosper for
re-election to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial
Discrimination on January 17. Post received a diplomatic
note confirming this decision on January 14.
BLAKE

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