Cablegate: Sri Lanka Will Support U.S. Position On New
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051147Z Jul 05
UNCLAS COLOMBO 001159
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC KNNP MNUC TRGY CE IAEA
SUBJECT: SRI LANKA WILL SUPPORT U.S. POSITION ON NEW
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON SAFEGUARDS AND VERIFICATION
REF: A. STATE 30313
B. COLOMBO 411
1. Embassy presented Ref A demarche to the Sri Lankan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs on February 24. As reported Ref
B, at that time the MFA could provide no specific response.
2. On June 28 the Embassy received a diplomatic note by fax
from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs communicating Government
of Sri Lanka support for the U.S. position. Text of the note
3. Begin text of diplomatic note:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist
Republic of Sri Lanka presents its compliments to the Embassy
of the United States of America in Colombo, and has the
honour to convey the Government of Sri Lanka's decision to
support the US proposal for the establishment of a Committee
of the IAEA on Safeguards and Verification to consider ways
and means to strengthen the safeguards system.