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Cablegate: Mexico to Support Extension of the Dprk Special

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DE RUEHME #0875 0872016
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 272016Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY MEXICO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1078
INFO RUEHXC/ALL US CONSULATES IN MEXICO COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS MEXICO 000875

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

FOR DRL/MLGA GIANNI PAZ AND AMY OSTERMEIER, IO/RHS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MX PGOV PHUM PREL
SUBJECT: MEXICO TO SUPPORT EXTENSION OF THE DPRK SPECIAL
RAPPORTEUR MANDATE

REF: STATE 29458

On March 27, Political Officer spoke with Dr. Luis Angel
Benavides Hernandez, Mexico's Foreign Ministry's (SRE)
General Director for Human Rights and Democracy, to request
Mexico's support for the extension of the DPRK Special
Rapporteur Mandate and other country mandates. Benavides
assured Poloff that Mexico will support this mandate given
the fact that Mexico has a record of supporting
country-specific mandates such as the mandate on North Korea.
He further said Mexico will lobby other countries to support
this mandate.


Visit Mexico City's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/wha/mexicocity and the North American
Partnership Blog at http://www.intelink.gov/communities/state/nap /
GARZA

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