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Cablegate: Lebanon: Demarche Delivered: U.S. Candidacy For

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NSC FOR ABRAMS/SINGH/GAVITO/HARDING/DEMOPULOS, STATE FOR
NEA/ELA, NEA/FO FOR ATACHCO, USICAO MONTREAL FOR LAURA
FAUX-GABLE, IO/T FOR LAURA LUFTIC, EV/TRA/OTP FOR MEGAN
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL PTER LE
SUBJECT: LEBANON: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: U.S. CANDIDACY FOR
ICAO COUNCIL

REF: STATE 115443

1. (SBU) Post deliverd reftel demarche to both Minister of
Transportation Mohammed Safadi and Director General of Civil
Aviation Dr. Hamdi Chouk. Dr. Chouk said Lebanon is always
supportive of the USG in ICAO.

2. (SBU) Dr. Chouk will lead the GOL delegation to the ICAO
meetings in Montreal in September.

3. (SBU) Dr. Chouk asked the USG to support Lebanon's bid
for reelection to the council in category Part III. Lebanon
has been the council member elected to represent its region
of small countries in NEA, which includes Syria, Jordan and
Iraq. This region excludes the Gulf countries and Saudi
Arabia. Dr. Chouk has a signed letter of support from Syria
and Jordan.
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