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Cablegate: Panama has No Official Candidate for Unesco; Will

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UNCLAS PANAMA 001433

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CEN
IO/T FOR JANE COWLEY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SCUL OTRA PREL PGOV PM UNESCO POLITICS FOREIGN POLICY
SUBJECT: PANAMA HAS NO OFFICIAL CANDIDATE FOR UNESCO; WILL
DECIDE IN ONE MONTH

REF: STATE 122739

(SBU) On July 5, PolOff delivered reftel talking points
regarding USG candidacy to the UNESCO World Heritage
Committee to Arramenta Torres, desk officer in the
Department of Candidacy and Quota at the MFA International
Organizations (IO). Ms. Torres said that her office
would review talking points but reported that the GOP
will not decide on an official candidate until the
meeting regarding elections to the World Heritage
Committee, scheduled to take place in one month. Embassy
delivered reftel diplomatic note on July 6. Embassy
will report any further developments to the Department.
WATT

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