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Cablegate: Ecuador Likely to Support Swiss Circular On Mda

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

UNCLAS QUITO 001381

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC PHUM PREF PREL IS SZ EC ICRC
SUBJECT: ECUADOR LIKELY TO SUPPORT SWISS CIRCULAR ON MDA

REF: SECSTATE 104272

1. On June 8, PolOff delivered talking points and a copy of
the Swiss circular to MFA Human Rights Director Carmen
Larrea. The document recommends a conference to discuss a
Third Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions granting
the Magen David Adom (MDA) full membership in the
International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement. Larrea told
PolOff on June 13 that she expected the GOE would support the
conference and protocol as they support the GOE's policy of
advocating humanitarian goals. PolOff encouraged Larrea to
support the conference as the issue has been ready for
closure since 2000 and it would increase humanitarian
workers' safety. Larrea will notify PolOff once a final
decision is made.
Kenney

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