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Cablegate: Demarche to Support Steve Carr for the Standing

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PP RUEHMA RUEHPA
DE RUEHDK #1572 2081324
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 271324Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY DAKAR
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8889
INFO RUEHZK/ECOWAS COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS DAKAR 001572

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR AF/W, AF/RSA AND INR/AA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PREF OVIP PHUM ICRC SG
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE TO SUPPORT STEVE CARR FOR THE STANDING
COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT DELIVERED

REF: STATE 102873

On July 27, poloff delivered reftel demarche to Mame Baba
Cisse, Director for International Affairs at the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs. Cisse said that Senegal has traditionally
supported almost every U.S. candidate in various
international fora. He added that while they will study his
candidacy our good bilateral relations means that "a priori"
they would most likely support Mr. Carr to become a member of
the standing committee of the International Red Cross and Red
Crescent Movement.

(U) Visit Embassy Dakar,s SIPRNET website at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/af/dakar.
SMITH

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