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Cablegate: Mfa Response to Extension of Mfo Dg Larocco

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DE RUEHEG #0667 0921539
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 011539Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY CAIRO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8789
INFO RUEHRO/AMEMBASSY ROME PRIORITY 1602
RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV PRIORITY 1686

UNCLAS CAIRO 000667

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

NEA/RA FOR SHAUNFIELD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KMFO IS IT EG
SUBJECT: MFA RESPONSE TO EXTENSION OF MFO DG LAROCCO

REF: A. STATE 16117
B. TEL AVIV 723

1. (U) On April 1 we received a fax signed by Ambassador
Mohamed Mustafa Kamal, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs
for International Legal, Treaty and Counterterrorism Affairs,
confirming the GOE's agreement to the extension of MFO
Director-General James LaRocco's term until June 30, 2009.

2. (U) Begin dipnote text (informal embassy translation):

With compliments and greetings from The Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Office of the
Assistant Foreign Minister for International Legal, Treaty
and Counterterrorism Affairs. In reference to the U.S.
Embassy in Cairo's diplomatic note number 283, dated March
11, 2008, requesting agreement to the term extension of
Ambassador James LaRocco, Director-General of the
Multinational Force, for an additional year until June 30,
2009.

We are honored to inform you of no objection to the extension
of Ambassador James LaRocco for an additional year, due to
the wide expertise he has displayed in administering the
Multinational Force.

The Office of the Assistant Foreign Minister for
International Legal, Treaty and Counterterrorism Affairs
would like to take the opportunity of this occasion to
express to the U.S. Embassy its great consideration and
respect.

End dipnote text.


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