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Cablegate: French Response to U/S Burns Letter On Red Cross

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

260657Z Jul 05

UNCLAS PARIS 005135

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREF OPDC PREL FR
SUBJECT: FRENCH RESPONSE TO U/S BURNS LETTER ON RED CROSS
EMBLEM ISSUE

REF: STATE 135632

1. Post delivered U/S Burns' letter to MFA political Director
Stanislas de Laboulaye July 22. We also provided a copy to
MFA IO Social and Humanitarian Affairs DAS-equivalent
Beatrice le Fraper du Hellen the same day.

2. Fraper contacted poloff July 25 to say that she was
preparing the response for Laboulaye's signature and would
fax the reply to us as soon as it was signed. Meanwhile, she
stated, the GoF had no major difference with the USG on this
issue. Fraper said that the MFA had been working over the
weekend with the Swiss to try to help them with regard to the
organization of a diplomatic conference on the issue.

3. Post will forward the text of the formal GoF response as
soon as we receive it.
STAPLETON

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