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Cablegate: Cote D'ivoire Demarched On Global Initiative To

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SUBJECT: COTE D'IVOIRE DEMARCHED ON GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO
COMBAT NUCLEAR TERRORISM

REF: STATE 027320

1) (SBU) On October 25, Emboff spoke to the Russian
Embassy's External Affairs Director, Alexander Kraschenko,
about Partner Nations' efforts to encourage Cote d'Ivoire to
join the Global Initiative (reftel). Kraschenko informed
Emboff that the Russian Embassy had presented the Ivorian
MFA's Director General of Humanitarian Affairs, Ambassador
Diarra, a diplomatic note on the Global Initiative on October
12, and followed up with a demarche with Diarra on October
16. Kraschenko reported that the diplomatic note included
information concerning cooperation of intelligence, security,
and law enforcement services in the field of detection,
prevention and investigation of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, as
well as best practices to ensure security of nuclear
materials within the framework of the International Center of
Uranium Enrichment.

2) (SBU) Kraschenko told Emboff that Diarra expressed
initial support for the Statement of Principles (reftel), and
encouraged the U.S. Embassy to urge Cote d'Ivoire to pursue
the same objective with Ivorian interlocutors. Emboffs will
meet with Kraschenko on November 2 to further explore
collaboration on the Global Initiative.
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