Cablegate: Spain: Dominican Republic Requests Candidate
071040Z Jun 05
UNCLAS MADRID 002164
DEPARTMENT PASS TO EUR/WE
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL SP DR
SUBJECT: SPAIN: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REQUESTS CANDIDATE
SUPPORT FOR WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION
1. This is an action request. Please see paragraph 3.
2. Embassy Madrid received the following note verbale from
the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Spain on June 6 (the
note is dated May 31). Informal embassy translation of the
main points is as follows:
The government of the Dominican Republic advises that it
will present its candidate for reelection to the Executive
Council of the World Tourism Organization in the elections
scheduled for November 25 in Dakar, Senegal. The Dominican
embassy hopes that the diplomatic missions in Spain will give
consideration to its candidate.
3. Post requests Department guidance on the appropriate
response, if any is desired, to this note. (Comment: Post
notes that the United States is not a member of the World
Tourism Organization, although Puerto Rico is an Associate
Member. End Comment).