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Cablegate: Royg Response On Us Candidates for Cerd And

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UNCLAS SANAA 002809

SIPDIS

PASS TO IO/SHA MAHRA AND BOTJER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL YM IO HUMAN RIGHTS
SUBJECT: ROYG RESPONSE ON US CANDIDATES FOR CERD AND
COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

REF: A. STATE 30945
B. SANAA 2536
C. STATE 287168

1. The following is the translated text of dipnote
10/214/18, dated November 16, 2003, from the ROYG indicating
its support of the U.S. candidates for the UN Committees
Against Torture and the Elimination of All Forms of Racial
Discrimination (CERD).

2. Begin text:

Republic of Yemen
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
No.: 10/214/18
Date: November 16, 2003

To: The Embassy of the friendly United States of America,
Sana,a.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Yemen
presents its best compliments to the Embassy of the friendly
United States of America, Sana,a. According to the
distinguished friendship relations between the two friendly
countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to support
the United States of America's candidacy for a seat on the UN
Committee Against Torture in the election that will take
place in Geneva on November 26, 2003 in a meeting of States
Parties to the Convention. The Ministry will also support
the United States of America's candidacy for a seat on the UN
Committee of the Elimination of All Forms of Racial
Discrimination in the election that will take place in New
York in the beginning of January in a meeting of States
Parties to the Convention.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Yemen
avails itself of this opportunity to express its greatest
respect and appreciation to the esteemed Embassy.

End text.

HULL

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