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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered to Gog On U.S. Intention To

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UNCLAS GUATEMALA 000783

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

PARIS FOR U.S. UNESCO OBSERVER MISSION

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL AORC GT FR UNESCO
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED TO GOG ON U.S. INTENTION TO
REJOIN UNESCO

REF: A. STATE 75379

B. STATE 54900

1. (SBU) Polcouns delivered talking points (reftels) on the
USG's intention to rejoin UNESCO and our candidacy for the
Executive Board to the MFA Director General for Multilateral
Affairs Giovanni Castillo on March 25. Castillo said that
Guatemala welcomed the USG decision to rejoin UNESCO, and
said that the GOG could understand the USG's interest in
being on the Executive Board in view of the substantial
financial contribution the USG would be making to UNESCO's
budget. He promised to inform us as soon as the GOG has a
position on the U.S. candidacy.

2. (SBU) Castillo also informed us that the GOG is
considering proposing a candidate for the UNESCO Executive
Board, current Minister of Culture Otilia Lux.
HAMILTON

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