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Cablegate: Turkish Response to Icao Council Candidacy

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

231437Z Jun 04

UNCLAS ANKARA 003545

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR IO/T - FOSTRANDER AND EB/TRA/OTP
MONTREAL FOR USICAO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC EAIR TU
SUBJECT: Turkish Response to ICAO Council Candidacy
Demarche

Ref: (A) State 129598 (B) Ankara 3358

MFA provided a non-committal response to ref A's request
for support for U.S. re-election to the Council of the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The
text of the response is reproduced below:

Begin text of MFA Note 2004/DHGY/257236

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of
Turkey presents its compliments to the Embassy of the
United States of America and with reference to the
latter's fax message dated 14 June 2004, regarding the
U.S.' candidature for re-election to the ICAO Council at
the elections to be held on 28 September-8 October 2004
in Montreal, has the honor to state the following:

The non-paper enclosed with the above mentioned fax
message has been duly examined. Within this context,
the U.S.' candidature for re-election to the ICAO
Council will be given due consideration.

However, the situation of Turkey with regard to
candidacy for the said elections has not been determined
yet. Therefore, for the time being, it is not possible
for the Ministry to give a final reply to the demand for
support to the US' candidacy for re-election to the ICAO
Council.

Furthermore, the composition of Turkey's delegation to
the 35th ICAO Assembly, which has been asked by the
esteemed Embassy, has not been finalized, too.

In this regard, the composition of Turkish delegation
and other information with regard to the ICAO Council
elections as well as our final reply to US' demand for
re-election to the ICAO Council would be notified to the
esteemed Embassy, soon.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of
Turkey avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the
Embassy of the United States of America the assurances
of its highest consideration

Ankara, 17 June 2004
End Text MFA Diplomatic Note.
Edelman

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