Cablegate: Turkish Mfa Proposes Mutual Support For

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E.O. 12958: N/A
SUBJECT: Turkish MFA Proposes Mutual Support for
Candidacies in the IMO

REF: State 281005

1. This message contains an action request in para 4.

2. MFA followed up our October 7 demarche on elections
to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council
with a diplomatic note proposing mutual support for
Turkish and U.S. candidacies. The text of the October 7
note is reproduced in para 3.

3. Begin text diplomatic note 2003/DHGY/408560:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of
Turkey presents its compliments to the Embassy of the
United States of America and has the honor to propose a
mutual support agreement between the candidature of
Turkey for re-election as member of the Council of the
International Maritime Organization (IMO) under Category
"C" and the candidature of the United States for re-
election as member of the Council of the IMO under
Category "A" at the elections to be held during the 23rd
Session of the IMO Assembly in London between 24
November and 5 December 2003.

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

End text.

4. Action Request: Please advise Embassy as to how to
respond to MFA's proposal. Edelman

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