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Cablegate: Turkey Requests U.S. Support for International Law

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHAK #6017 2910931
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 180931Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9487
INFO RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 1504
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 1895

UNCLAS ANKARA 006017

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL UNGA TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY REQUESTS U.S. SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW
COMMISSION CANDIDATE

REF: A. ANKARA 01354

B. GOT MFA DIPLOMATIC NOTE UKGY 415612
C. GOT MFA DIPLOMATIC NOTE UKGY 99140

1. Post received October 10 diplomatic note from Turkish MFA
requesting an affirmative reply on U.S. support for the
candidacy of Professor Rauf Versan for the International Law
Commission in exchange for Turkish support for Professor
Michael Matheson. Post requests instructions in responding.

2. The text of the diplomatic note is as follows:

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States
of America and, with reference to its Note No: UKGY/99140
dated 9 March 2006, has the honour to inform the Embassy
that, through its Permanent Representation to the United
Nations in New York, the Government of Turkey has proposed a
mutual agreement between the candidatures of Professor Raul
Versan and Professor Michael Matheson for election to the
International Law Commission for the period of 2007-2011, at
the elections to be held during the 61st session of the UN
General Assembly, on November 16, 2006.

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The Ministry would be grateful for receiving an affirmative
reply to its request from the esteemed Embassy to the
aforementioned proposal.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of
the United States of America the assurances of its highest
consideration.

Ankara, 6 October 2006

Embassy of the United States of America
ANKARA

End text of diplomatic note.


Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/ankara/

WILSON

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