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Cablegate: Ecuador Demarche Response: Convention Against

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DE RUEHQT #1906 2341801
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 221801Z AUG 07
FM AMEMBASSY QUITO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7607
INFO RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA IMMEDIATE 0372
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0123
RUEHBO/AMEMBASSY BOGOTA PRIORITY 6840
RUEHCV/AMEMBASSY CARACAS PRIORITY 2649
RUEHLP/AMEMBASSY LA PAZ AUG 0691
RUEHPE/AMEMBASSY LIMA PRIORITY 1864
RUEHGL/AMCONSUL GUAYAQUIL PRIORITY 2703

UNCLAS QUITO 001906

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SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

PASS TO IO/RHS, L/HRR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL UNGA EC
SUBJECT: ECUADOR DEMARCHE RESPONSE: CONVENTION AGAINST
TORTURE ELECTION

REF: STATE 107679

1. (SBU) On August 9, PolOff met with Lourdes Puma Puma, MFA
Director General of Multilateral Affairs, and delivered
reftel demarche, including dip note, talking points, and CV
for Ms. Felice Gaer. Puma said that the GOE is aware of
Gaer's run for reelection and approved of her previous
participation on the committee, but did not express
commitment to support her candidacy.

2. (SBU) Puma asked that the USG support Ecuador,s own
candidate, Luis Benigno Gallegos Chiriboga. She explained
that Ambassador Chiriboga presented his candidacy in March of
2007 and was well known in the international community from
having served as the Ambassador to the U.S. since October
2005 and as Ecuador's UN Permanent Rep during 2002-2005. She
said Ecuador is very keen on his election as Ecuador was not
well represented on UN bodies.
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