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Cablegate: Ethiopia Reaffirms Commitment to Guatemala For

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PP RUEHBZ RUEHDU RUEHGI RUEHJO RUEHMA RUEHMR RUEHPA RUEHRN
DE RUEHDS #2811 2901558
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 171558Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2941
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 7010
RUEHZO/AFRICAN UNION COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS ADDIS ABABA 002811

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

AF FOR DAS YAMAMOTO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UNSC UNGA GT VE ET
SUBJECT: ETHIOPIA REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO GUATEMALA FOR
UNSC NON-PERMANENT MEMBER

REF: A. ADDIS ABABA 002739
B. STATE 168341
C. ADDIS ABABA 001883
D. STATE 107357

1. (SBU) In an October 17 call with Charge, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs Director of Europe and North America Almaz
Amha confirmed Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's commitment to
support Guatemala, rather than Venezuela, in its bid for a
UNSC non-permanent member seat. Almaz assured the Charge
that Ethiopia's permrep has been instructed to vote in favor
of Guatemala for all remaining rounds of voting.
HUDDLESTON

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