Cablegate: Nigeria: Demarche Re U.S. Icao Council Candidacy
220523Z Jun 04
UNCLAS ABUJA 001100
MONTREAL FOR USICAO
IO/T FOR FRANK OSTRANDER
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC EAIR ICAO XX NI
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: DEMARCHE RE U.S. ICAO COUNCIL CANDIDACY
REF: STATE 129597
1. (U) On June 18, Emboff delivered reftel demarche and
background non paper to Nigeria's Minister of Aviation Isa
Yuguda and his newly appointed Technical Assistant Mr. V.A.
Zafi. Yuguda stated that "without doubt" Nigeria would
support the United States' re-election as a Category 1
country to the Council of the International Civil Aviation
Organization.(ICAO). The United States has been a key
technical partner and provided the Ministry with valuable
assistance during the past several years, added Yuguda. The
Minister promised that Mr. Zafi would reply to the demarche
in writing by June 26.
2. (U) Embassy will fax the Ministry of Aviation's reply to
Nigeria Desk Officer Daniel Epstein.