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Cablegate: Demarche On October 1 Au/Un Hybrid Force Unscr

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DE RUEHLGB #0656 1971445
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 161445Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY KIGALI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4434
INFO RUEHJB/AMEMBASSY BUJUMBURA 0106
RUEHDR/AMEMBASSY DAR ES SALAAM 0912
RUEHKM/AMEMBASSY KAMPALA 1649
RUEHKI/AMEMBASSY KINSHASA 0248
RUEHNR/AMEMBASSY NAIROBI 0921
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 0283

UNCLAS KIGALI 000656

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV KPKO SU RW
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE ON OCTOBER 1 AU/UN HYBRID FORCE UNSCR

REF: SECSTATE 097132

1. (U) On Monday, July 16 Ambassador met with Rosemary
Museminali, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and Cooperation, to deliver reftel demarche on a UN
Security Council resolution that sets an October 1 date for
the African Mission in Sudan (AMIS) to transition to the
UN/AU hybrid operation and clarifies command and control. He
stressed the reasons for the UN Security Council to agree to
the October 1 date and for the inclusion of Chapter VII
language related to civilian and PKO force security and
protection. Ambassador encouraged the GOR to consider
supporting the UNSCR and to use their influence to appeal to
African members of the UNSC to do the same. Museminali
listened attentively and said the GOR would consider the
issue, but did not make any commitment.
ARIETTI

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