Cablegate: Costa Rica Positive but Noncommital On U.S.
DE RUEHSJ #1934 3042255
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 312255Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9134
INFO RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0225
RUWDQAC/COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS SAN JOSE 001934
DEPT FOR IO/T FOR LUFTIG
LONDON FOR EST - J. WHITTLESEY
USCG FOR CG-52 AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC IMO EWWT PHSA UK CS
SUBJECT: COSTA RICA POSITIVE BUT NONCOMMITAL ON U.S.
CANDIDACY FOR INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION
REF: STATE 148540
1. On October 31, we delivered reftel request to support the
U.S. candidacy for re-election to category "A" of the
International Maritime Organization to Montserrat Vargas of
the MFA. Vargas told us that although the GOCR could not
commit to supporting the U.S. candidacy yet, she indicated
that positive support would probably follow.
2. Vargas added that a decision would be made shortly before
the election. We will follow up with Vargas.