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Cablegate: Ecuador Demarche Response: Support for Un Syg's

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7814
INFO RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA IMMEDIATE 0376
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0128
RUEHBO/AMEMBASSY BOGOTA PRIORITY 6925
RUEHCV/AMEMBASSY CARACAS PRIORITY 2687
RUEHLP/AMEMBASSY LA PAZ SEP 0725
RUEHPE/AMEMBASSY LIMA PRIORITY 1954
RUEHPU/AMEMBASSY PORT AU PRINCE PRIORITY 0087
RUEHSG/AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO PRIORITY 3068
RUEHGL/AMCONSUL GUAYAQUIL PRIORITY 2853

C O N F I D E N T I A L QUITO 002206

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/05/2016
TAGS: PREL MARR AR BR BL CI CO EC ES GT HA PE
PA, UY, UN
SUBJECT: ECUADOR DEMARCHE RESPONSE: SUPPORT FOR UN SYG'S
PROPOSALS FOR MINUSTAH

REF: STATE 121979

Classified By: DCM Jefferson Brown for reasons 1.4 (B&D)

(C) PolOff met with Lourdes Puma, MFA Director General of
Multilateral Affairs, on September 25, and shared reftel
objectives on MINUSTAH. Puma affirmed Ecuador's support of a
one-year renewal of MINUSTAH's mandate and agreed that a
focus on security should remain the main mandate, but added
that increasing efforts in humanitarian and development
assistance were needed. Puma noted that Ecuador is strongly
committed to its development assistance for Haiti through its
military Joint Staff Engineering Corps, in cooperation with
Chile. She added that Ecuador's efforts have contributed to
the building of an orphanage, schools, and roads in Haiti.
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