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Cablegate: Ukraine Mostly Agrees On Candidates for Wipo

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TAGS: AORC WIPO KIPR ETRD PREL UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE MOSTLY AGREES ON CANDIDATES FOR WIPO
DIRECTOR GENERAL

REF: STATE 47557

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED; NOT FOR INTERNET PUBLICATION.

1. (SBU) Econoff delivered reftel points regarding upcoming
elections for the World Intellectual Property Organization
(WIPO) Director General to Elena Shcherbakova, head of the
International Relations Division at the State Department of
Intellectual Property (SDIP), on May 6. Shcherbakova said
that SDIP, in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and the Ukrainian Mission in Geneva, had
tentatively identified Ukraine's three preferred candidates
for the post. They are: Australia -- Dr. Francis Gurry;
Japan -- Yo Takagi; and Brazil -- Jose Graca Aranha.

2. (SBU) Econoff noted USG agreement on the strong
credentials of the Australian and Japanese candidates but
urged Shcherbakova to reconsider support of the Brazilian
nominee, drawing on reftel info. Shcherbakova promised to
take the issue under consideration and to pass our
assessment of the candidates to the Ukrainian Mission in
Geneva.

3. (SBU) Shcherbakova also remarked that she had heard
"informally" that the United States intended to support the
candidate from Pakistan and asked if this were true.
(Comment: We suspect Shcherbakova heard this from a third-
country official during a recent visit to Geneva. End
Comment.) Econoff responded that the USG did not believe
Ambassador Masood Khan of Pakistan met our criteria nor
would he meet the needs of WIPO.

4. (U) PolOff followed up by delivering the points to Iryna
Kachenko, from the MFA's International Organizations
Division, on May 7. Kachenko had no additional comment.

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