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Cablegate: Mda Demarche Delivered Prior to June 20 Conference

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TAGS: PREF PREL PHUM ICRC IS NP
SUBJECT: MDA DEMARCHE DELIVERED PRIOR TO JUNE 20 CONFERENCE

REF: STATE 95211

1. On June 14, Emboff delivered reftel's talking points about
the June 20-21 International Conference on the Red Cross and
the Red Crescent Movement to Narayan Pant, Under Secretary
for the United Nations and International Organizations in the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Emboff stressed the importance
of sending a representative to the June 20 conference and
urged Nepal to vote in favor of the changes to create the
"Red Crystal" and against any vote to adjourn the conference.
Pant responded that Nepal did not intend to send anyone, but
that he would take the matter into consideration and discuss
it with his superiors.
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