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Cablegate: Bangladesh: Will Support U.S. Candidate for U.N.

VZCZCXRO6316
PP RUEHDBU
DE RUEHKA #1601 2770838
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 040838Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY DHAKA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5232
INFO RUEHKT/AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU PRIORITY 9304
RUEHAH/AMEMBASSY ASHGABAT PRIORITY 0170
RUEHTA/AMEMBASSY ALMATY PRIORITY 0090
RUEHDBU/AMEMBASSY DUSHANBE PRIORITY
RUEHEK/AMEMBASSY BISHKEK PRIORITY 0057
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD PRIORITY 1846
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI PRIORITY 0210
RUEHLM/AMEMBASSY COLOMBO PRIORITY 8115
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 0547

UNCLAS DHAKA 001601

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM UNHCR
SUBJECT: BANGLADESH: WILL SUPPORT U.S. CANDIDATE FOR U.N.
COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

REF: A. STATE 130973
B. DHAKA 1578

1. The Embassy received a positive response to the demarche
(reftel A) requesting Bangladesh's support for the
re-election of Felice Gaer to the Committee on Torture on
October 8.

2. The Acting Director of the Americas and Pacific Wing at
the Ministry of Foreign AFfairs informed POLOFF the Ministry
will support Gaer's candidacy. He said the Bangladesh
Mission to the United Nations in Geneva will also inform
US-UN Geneva of this.
Pasi

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