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Cablegate: Imo Council Elections - Sri Lanka and Maldives Support For

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FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO
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INFO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 4119
RULSJGA/COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS COLOMBO 001550

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STATE FOR SCA/INS AND IO/T FOR L. LUFTIG
LONDON FOR EST - J. WHITTLESEY
USCG FOR CG-52 AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC EWWT PHSA PREL CE MV
SUBJECT: IMO COUNCIL ELECTIONS - SRI LANKA AND MALDIVES SUPPORT FOR
U.S. CANDIDACY

REF: STATE 148540

1. (SBU) Econoff delivered reftel demarche to Sri Lanka Ministry of
Foreign Affairs Deputy Director for the United Nations and
Multilateral Affairs Division, Satya Rodrigo. Rodrigo told Econoff
that Sri Lanka will support the U.S. candidacy in the upcoming
International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council elections.

2. (SBU) Econoff delivered reftel demarche to Maldives Foreign
Ministry's Assistant Director for United Nations Affairs, Ahmed
Shiaan. Shiaan told Econoff that Maldives will support the U.S.
candidacy in the IMO Council elections.

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