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Cablegate: Indonesia Supports Usg Candidate for Key Un

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OO RUEHCHI RUEHCN RUEHDT RUEHHM
DE RUEHJA #0092 0160834
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 160834Z JAN 08
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7657
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS PRIORITY
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 7714
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0770
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 4641
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA 1877
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO 1413
RUEHWL/AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON 2238
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC

UNCLAS JAKARTA 000092

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DEPT FOR EAP, EAP/MTS, IO, IO/RHS
NSC FOR E.PHU

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PNUM UNGA ID
SUBJECT: INDONESIA SUPPORTS USG CANDIDATE FOR KEY UN
COMMITTEE

REF: A. 07 JAKARTA 3205
B. 07 STATE 157598

1. (U) This message is Sensitive but Unclassified -- Please
handle accordingly.

2. (SBU) The Department of Foreign Affairs (DEPLU) has
notified Mission via diplomatic note that Indonesia will vote
in favor of USG candidate Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper's
candidacy for the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial
Discrimination (CERD) in the January 17 election. Per Ref A,
Pol/C had previously urged the Indonesian government to
support Ambassador Prosper's candidacy, underscoring the
depth and range of his experience and other qualifications.

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