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Cablegate: Costa Rica Supports Usg Candidacy for Seat On

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UNCLAS SAN JOSE 002413

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PGOV CS UNESCO
SUBJECT: COSTA RICA SUPPORTS USG CANDIDACY FOR SEAT ON
WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE

REF: SECSTATE 122739

1. Per Ref A instructions, Post requested the GOCR's support
for a seat on the World Heritage Committee via Diplomatic
Note in July, 2005.

2. On October 12, Post received Costa Rican Diplomatic Note
DGPE/DPM/AC 886/10/05, officially confirming that Costa Rica
will support the U.S. bid.

3. Unofficial translation of the Diplomatic Note follows:

Republic of Costa Rica
Ministry of Foreign Relations
General Directorate for Foreign Policy

The Ministry of Foreign Relations - General Directorate for
Foreign Policy - presents its compliments to the Honorable
Embassy of the United States of America and has the honor to
refer to your note number 116, by which the Embassy has
requested the support of the Government of Costa Rica for the
candidacy of the Government of the United States of America
for the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, in the elections to
be held at the 15th World Heritage Convention to be
celebrated in Paris, France, in October of this year.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to request that
the Embassy kindly serve as the conduit to inform your
Illustrious Government that the Republic of Costa Rica,
mindful of the strong ties of friendship and excellent
relations that exist between our two countries, reiterates
its support for the above-mentioned candidacy.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Culture - Directorate
General for Foreign Policy - takes this opportunity to renew
to the Honorable Diplomatic Mission, assurances of it's
distinguished consideration.

San Jose, 7 October 2005
FRISBIE

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