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Cablegate: Bsec Observer Status Set to Expire in October 2007

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P 240802Z JUL 07
FM AMCONSUL ISTANBUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7325
INFO RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA PRIORITY 6891

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL ECIN TU
SUBJECT: BSEC OBSERVER STATUS SET TO EXPIRE IN OCTOBER 2007


1. On July 20, the BSEC Permanent International Staff
(PERMIS) notified us by diplomatic note that the observer
status of the United States of America with BSEC is due to
expire at the end of October 2007. An application for the
renewal of observer status should be conveyed via diplomatic
note to the BSEC PERMIS no later than October 15 in order to
be put on the agenda for the BSEC Committee of Senior
Officials meeting to be held in Ankara on October 23-24.

2. We recommend that we apply to renew U.S. observer status
with BSEC. Draft response language follows:

Begin draft text:

Complementary opening.

The Embassy of the United State of American has the honor to
request that the observer status of the United States of
America, which is due to expire at the end of October 2007,
be renewed for an additional two years. The United States of
America places great value upon its current observer status
and wishes to continue to work cooperatively with BSEC in the
coming years.

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