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Cablegate: Benin: Zimbabwe Demarche Delivered

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DE RUEHCO #0453 2111749
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 291749Z JUL 08 ZDK (SVC 1166)
FM AMEMBASSY COTONOU
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0462
INFO RUCNSAD/SOUTHERN AF DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE
RUEHOR/AMEMBASSY GABORONE 0059
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UNCLAS COTONOU 000453

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E.O.12958:N/A
TAGS: PREL SADC ZI BN
SUBJECT: BENIN: ZIMBABWE DEMARCHE DELIVERED

REF: STATE 79617

(SBU) The Ambassador delivered reftel demarche to President Boni
Yayi on July 28, 2008. President Yayi re-affirmed that his position
was to support the AU position which calls for a negotiated
resolution of the crisis in Zimbabwe. Additionally, the Ambassador
also delivered the demarche to Euloge Hinvi, Deputy Secretary of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on July 25.

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