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Cablegate: Seeking Argentine Support for Iom Candidate Amb.

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBU #0729 1491705
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 281705Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRES
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1178
INFO RUCNMER/MERCOSUR COLLECTIVE
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 0716
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0211

UNCLAS BUENOS AIRES 000729

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PREF SMIG IOM AR
SUBJECT: SEEKING ARGENTINE SUPPORT FOR IOM CANDIDATE AMB.
SWING

REF: (A) STATE 54616 (B) BUENOS AIRES 0426

(SBU) DCM delivered ref A demarche to Ambassador Alberto
D'Alotto, chief of staff to Argentine FM Jorge Taiana,
stressing that we were now looking for firm commitments in
anticipation of the June 18 election for the Director General
of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
D'Alotto said he liked U.S. candidate Ambassador Swing,
recalling that they worked together on Congo when D'Alotto
was Argentine Deputy Perm Rep to the UN. D'Alotto said U/S
for Multilateral Affairs Raul Ricardes also looked favorably
on Swing's candidacy (as reported ref B) and undertook to
discuss with FM Taiana. Embassy will follow up with other
MFA officials.
WAYNE

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