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Cablegate: Initial Polish Reaction to Ambassador Swing

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DE RUEHWR #1549 1911619
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O 101619Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY WARSAW
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4759

UNCLAS WARSAW 001549

SIPDIS

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC EUN PREF PREL SMIG PL
SUBJECT: INITIAL POLISH REACTION TO AMBASSADOR SWING
CANDIDACY FOR IOM

REF: STATE 093920

1. Per reftel, Pol External Chief provided bio and press
announcement of Amb. William Swing's IOM candidacy on July 9
to Dariusz Manczyk of MFA International Organizations
Department, and also briefed Manczyk orally on the U.S.
position regarding current DG McKinley's independent
candidacy. Manczyk expressed his thanks for the information,
noting that he had heard that the U.S. intended to nominate
someone new. He also stated categorically that Poland on
principle does not ever support international organization
candidates who lack the sponsorship of their own government.
ASHE

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