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Cablegate: Dutch/Eu Likely to Support Cuba Resolution

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UNCLAS THE HAGUE 002723

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR WHA/CCA, IO/UNP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL ETRD CU UNGA
SUBJECT: DUTCH/EU LIKELY TO SUPPORT CUBA RESOLUTION

REF: SECSTATE 301451

1. Sensitive but Unclassified - not for internet
distribution.

2. (SBU) While the EU has yet to make a decision on the
upcoming Cuba resolution in the UNGA. However, Jan Jaap
Groenemeijer, Dutch MFA Senior Policy Advisor on Cuba, noted
that the GoNL will support a "yes" vote during EU
discussions. Groenemeijer is confident that the EU will
support the resolution, as it has done in previous years.
The GoNL, appalled at recent human rights violations in Cuba,
will push for a strong explanation of vote by EU members that
demonstrates that a yes vote is not/not a vote in favor of
Castro's regime and policies. PolOff inquired if the Dutch
would publicize such an explanation of vote locally in Cuba.
Groenemeijer noted that such action was a good idea, and that
the Dutch will consider possible ways in which to do so.
SOBEL

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