Cablegate: Guatemala On Middle East Resolutions at Unga

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E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: STATE 305553

PolOff discussed reftel points with Luis Carranza, Acting
Director for Multilateral Affairs at the Foreign Ministry on
November 6. Carranza promised to forward our points to Vice
Minister Aguilera and to Guatemalan Permanent Representative
to the United Nations, Ambassador Rosenthall, for comment.
Carranza said that Guatemala agreed in principle with our
argument that repetitive, one-sided, and purely political
UNGA resolutions were not helpful, and he added that his
government's initial view of our proposals was positive,
especially the effort to consolidate resolutions. However,
Carranza cautioned that Guatemala would carefully consider
Arab positions on these issues, especially those of the
Palestinian representative. Carranza added that the NAM had
yet to form a position, and Guatemala would take its views
into consideration before mapping its own votes.

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