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Cablegate: Rwanda Supports Us Position at Npt Prepcom

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DE RUEHLGB #0319 1260922
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 050922Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY KIGALI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5284
INFO RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 0294

UNCLAS KIGALI 000319

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

ISN/MNSA - SCOTT DAVIS / TERRILL RAY / STEVE ADAMS
GENEVA FOR CD
UNVIE FOR IAEA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV RW
SUBJECT: RWANDA SUPPORTS US POSITION AT NPT PREPCOM

REF: A. A: SECSTATE 45218
B. B: KIGALI 301

1. (SBU) Poloff delivered reftel demarche on the Nuclear
Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee meeting
to Ben Rutsinga, Director for International Organizations in
the Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on May 2. Rutsinga
expressed his government's continuing support for the NPT and
for the areas of USG engagement outlined in demarche talking
points, and said he would share them with the Rwandan
delegation in Geneva.

2. (SBU) Rutsinga also stated it was likely that an African
nation besides Zimbabwe would put forward a nominee to chair
the 2009 NPT Preparatory Committee, but implied that Rwanda
would not (reftel B).
ARIETTI

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