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Cablegate: Request for Information On Host Government Intent to Extend

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RR RUEHDU RUEHJO
DE RUEHSA #2019 2551235
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 111235Z SEP 08
FM AMEMBASSY PRETORIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5672
INFO RUEHTN/AMCONSUL CAPE TOWN 5997
RUEHDU/AMCONSUL DURBAN 0148
RUEHJO/AMCONSUL JOHANNESBURG 8354
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 0855

UNCLAS PRETORIA 002019

DEPT FOR OES/PCI, OES/OA, AND AF/S

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SENV EFIS SF
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON HOST GOVERNMENT INTENT TO EXTEND
JURISIDCTION OVER TOURIST EXPREDITIONS ORGANIZED BY THE ANTARCTIC
COMPANY

REFTEL: STATE 095270

1. As requested reftel, Post provided information received reftel
to Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) Marine
International Cooperations Senior Policy Advisor Mngoro and to
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Americans Desk Director
Nacerodien. Both DEAT and DFA subsequently advised post that the
matter is under consideration by the South African government and
that an official response will be provided once the government
concludes consultations with relevant stakeholders.
Bost

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