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Cablegate: Rokg Favorable to Usg Candidate for Iom

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHUL #2042 1900716
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 090716Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY SEOUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5398
INFO RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 2767
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO 2879
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 8127
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0442
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 1906

UNCLAS SEOUL 002042

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREF PREL AORC EUN SMIG KS
SUBJECT: ROKG FAVORABLE TO USG CANDIDATE FOR IOM

REF: STATE 93920

(SBU) On July 9, 2007, poloff delivered reftel points
regarding AMB Swing's candidacy for IOM Director General to
Ko, Ok-Sok, Deputy Director of MOFAT Overseas Korean Policy
Division I. Ko noted that the election was in June 2008, but
at this point ROKG looks favorably upon USG candidate AMB
Swing. Ko welcomed further consultations as the election
draws near. A copy of the IOM constitutional amendment that
would impose a two-term limit on the Director General
position would be helpful in the ROKG decisionmaking process,
Ko stated.
VERSHBOW

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