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Cablegate: Support for Us Candidate for Executive Secretary

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS OTTAWA 002092

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR OES/OMC DEIRDRE WARNER-KRAMER
DEPT PASS USDOC NMFS KIM BLANKENBEKER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIS AORC PHSA SENV
SUBJECT: SUPPORT FOR US CANDIDATE FOR EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
OF INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF
ATLANTIC TUNAS (ICCAT)

REF: SECSTATE 209478

AS REQUESTED IN REFTEL, ESTH COUNSELOR CONTACTED GOC
OFFICIALS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS AND THE
DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (DFO) AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
(DFAIT) REGARDING THE US CANDIDATE FOR EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF
ICCAT. SYLVIE LAPOINTE AT DFO INDICATED THAT THE GOC WAS
AWARE OF DR. POWERS' CANDIDACY AND WOULD EVALUATE ITS
POSITION OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. SHE INDICATED THAT DFO AND
DFAIT OFFICIALS WERE AWARE OF THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITS
PREFERENCES AND EXPECTED TO MEET THAT DEADLINE.
CELLUCCI

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