Cablegate: Turkey Seeks Support for Membership in The

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E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: MFA DIP NOTE 2003/CKGY/132186

Following is the text of diplomatic note number 132186
received by the Embassy on April 14, 2003.

Begin Text:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States
of America has has the honour to inform the Latter that the
Turkish Govrnment has decided to present its candidature for
the membership of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic
Commission (IOC) Executive Council at the elections to be
held during the 22nd session of the IOC Assembly that will
take place on 24 June - 4 July 2003, at UNESCO Headquarters

Turkey surrounded by three major seas is deeply interested in
research and develpoments related to marine research
sciences. As such it has always actively participated in the
work of various different international organizations
competent in this field. Futhermore Turkey firmly believes
in the promotion of international cooperation in
oceanographiic matters.

The Turkish Governemnt would highly aappreciate the valuable
support of the Government of the United States of America for
its candidature to be able to work more effectively for the
realization of the objectives of the IOC.

The Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of
the United States of America the assurance of its highest

End Text.


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