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Cablegate: Demarche On Unctad Xi Trade Issue

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121134Z Mar 04

UNCLAS ANKARA 001487

SIPDIS


STATE FOR EB/MST - NISSEN
DEPT PASS USTR FOR BOHLING
GENEVA FOR KEHOE


SENSITIVE


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ETRD TU
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE ON UNCTAD XI TRADE ISSUE


Ref: STATE 51412


(SBU) Econoff delivered reftel points urging that the
UNCTAD XI Conference not be used to derail progress in
the WTO negotiations to Asim Arar, MFA Department Head
for Multilateral Economic Affairs, and to Husnu
Dilemre, Deputy Director General for Agreements at the
Foreign Trade Undersecretariat. Arar and Dilemre told
us that they would have to consult interagency on our
points and were unable to provide an official response
at this time. However, Arar offered the personal
opinion that the USG had a valid argument that trade
talks should be handled in the WTO context, and not in
UNCTAD. Arar stated that the GOT's UNCTAD delegation
would probably be led by Amb. Oktay Ozuye, MFA Director
General for Economic Affairs, and that the delegation
would include Foreign Trade and Geneva Mission
representatives.
Edelman

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