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Cablegate: International Maritime Organization: Austria Supports U.S.

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8884
INFO RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0755
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RULSJGA/COMDT COGARD WASHDC

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LONDON FOR EST JWHITTLESEY
COGARD FOR CG-52 AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC IMO EWWT PHSA UK AU

SUBJECT: INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION: AUSTRIA SUPPORTS U.S.
CANDIDACY

REF: STATE 148540

Post shared reftel talking points with the Ministry of European and
International Affairs (MEIA). On October 29, Walter Howadt from the
MEIA Office for Environment, Energy and Transportation told us that
the GoA had already expected the U.S. candidacy for IMO Council. He
confirmed that Austria will support re-election of the USG
candidate.

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