Cablegate: Mexico Requests Support for Candidate for W.H.O.
DE RUEHME #5293 2621819
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 191819Z SEP 06
FM AMEMBASSY MEXICO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3255
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0103
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 0923
UNCLAS MEXICO 005293
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MX PGOV PHUM PREL WHO
SUBJECT: MEXICO REQUESTS SUPPORT FOR CANDIDATE FOR W.H.O.
Per a dipnote dated September 6, 2006, the Mexican
Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE) reiterated its request
for USG support for Secretary of Public Health Dr. Julio
Frenk's candidacy as Director General of the World Health
Organization (WHO). The election of the next Director
General will take place at the next WHO Executive Board
meeting in Geneva, 6-8 November. In the same dipnote, the
SRE announced its support for Ruth Wedgwood, the USG
candidate for the UN Human Rights Committee, who was
re-elected on September 7, 2006.
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