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Cablegate: Guatemala: Demarche On Iom Dg Candidate Ambassador

VZCZCXYZ0016
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHGT #0763 1691945
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 171945Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY GUATEMALA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5559
INFO RUEHME/AMEMBASSY MEXICO 4869
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0224

UNCLAS GUATEMALA 000763

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DPT FOR PRM/MCE MAURA NICHOLSON
DPT ALSO FOR PRM/MCE MARGARET POLLACK
DEPT PLEASE PASS TO WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREF PREL SMIG AORC XR XM XL CA GT
SUBJECT: GUATEMALA: DEMARCHE ON IOM DG CANDIDATE AMBASSADOR
SWING

REF: A. 07 GUATEMALA 1414
B. STATE 54616

(SBU) Poloff delivered ref B demarche to Leila Villatoro,
Deputy Director for UN Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs (MFA), and Elisa Oliva, Second Secretary at the MFA,
in advance of the International Organization for Migration's
(IOM) upcoming elections in Geneva. Oliva stated that the
GOG had not decided which candidate it would support as the
IOM's new Director General. Pol/Econ Counselor also
discussed Ambassador Swing's candidacy with Vice Foreign
Minister Lars Pira. Pira commented that while he was aware
the elections would be held on June 18, the GOG had not yet
made a decision regarding the IOM DG candidacy.
Derham

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