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Cablegate: Burundi Believes Abstention to Cuba Un Resolution

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHJB #0752 2990625
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 260625Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY BUJUMBURA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0673
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0015

UNCLAS BUJUMBURA 000752

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT FOR IO/UNP JOHN MARIZ

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: UNGA ETRD PHUM UN CU
SUBJECT: BURUNDI BELIEVES ABSTENTION TO CUBA UN RESOLUTION
POSSIBLE

REF: STATE 148506

1. Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Director of
International Organizations in the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs Ambassador Adolphe Nayaho on October 25. Nayaho told
poloff that he will communicate USG talking points to the
Foreign Minister and then transmit the outcome of that
meeting to Burundi's representatives in New York. Nayaho
said that barring any irregularities, an abstention on the
vote is definitely possible.
MOLLER

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