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Cablegate: Poland: Delivery of Demarche On U.S. Priorities

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INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 1402

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TAGS: PREL UNGA PL
SUBJECT: POLAND: DELIVERY OF DEMARCHE ON U.S. PRIORITIES
FOR 62ND UNGA

REF: SECSTATE 130775

1. (SBU) Polcouns met September 25 with Beata Baranska, MFA
Deputy Director for UN Affairs, to review U.S. priorities for
the 62nd UNGA. Baranska said that Poland generally would
have the same goals for UNGA as last year. Poland wants to
see the reform process speeded up, especially on financing,
and to revitalize the disarmament agenda.Regarding our
points, Baranska had a few comments and questions:

--Poland agrees with us generally on the points concerning
Iran, Iraq, and the Middle East. Poland agrees that there
should be an effort to reduce the number of unhelpful
Israel-related resolutions, but Baranska noted that for the
Palestinians it is important for public opinion that no
previous resolutions be dropped. She expressed hope that
some of the Israel-related resolutions that arose from the
2006 conflict in Lebanon can be dropped as those issues are
no longer relevant.

--On climate change, Poland is going to organize a high level
climate change conference in Poznan in December 2008 and so
is very interested our position on climate issues, and in the
September 27-28 meeting the Secretary will host on the issue.

--On the U.S. plans to introduce a resolution in the Third
Committee on "Condemning the use of rape as an instrument of
state policy," Baranska asked if we had consulted the
resolution already, as she was not familiar with it.

2. (SBU) Baranska had no further detailed responses, but
reiterated Poland's desire to work closely with us on a full
range of issues.
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