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Cablegate: Brunei Prefers a Consenus Candidate for Un Iaac

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 240613Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3993
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK

UNCLAS BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN 000318

SIPDIS

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SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR IO/MPR/SC:BHACKETT & MGLOCKNER, EAP/MTS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL AORC UNGA BX
SUBJECT: BRUNEI PREFERS A CONSENUS CANDIDATE FOR UN IAAC

REF: SECSTATE 146857

1. (SBU) DCM delivered reftel CV and points on October 24 to
Florence Chong, Assistant Director for International
Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Chong
replied that the GoB would prefer for the WEOG to come to a
consensus on a single candidate to avoid a contested
election. However, she welcomed the information on David
Walker's qualifications and suggested that we keep Brunei's
mission in New York informed about the status of our
candidate.
SKODON

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