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Cablegate: Rok to Support Mda at International Conference

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TAGS: PREF PREL PHUM ICRC KS IS
SUBJECT: ROK TO SUPPORT MDA AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

REF: STATE 95184

(SBU) On June 14, poloff delivered reftel points, which
requested ROK support for amendments to the Statutes of the
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, to Lee
Ong-young, Deputy Director of the Human Rights and Social
Affairs Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Trade. Lee noted that the ROKG shared a similar position
with the USG on the Third Protocol. The ROKG would vote in
favor of changing the Statutes to reflect the adoption of the
Third Protocol at the June 20-21 International Conference of
the Red Cross and the Red Crescent. Seoul would oppose any
efforts seeking an early adjournment. Representatives of the
ROK mission in Geneva will attend the conference as senior
ROK officials planned to accompany Foreign Minister Ban
Ki-moon to the inaugural UN HRC session. Lee added that the
ROKG would also convey reftel points to its mission in Geneva.
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