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Cablegate: Mauritius Not Attending Bioethics Meeting

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DE RUEHPL #0375 3031205
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 291205Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY PORT LOUIS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4251
INFO RUEHFR/USMISSION UNESCO PARIS 0006

UNCLAS PORT LOUIS 000375

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TBIO UNESCO UNGA MP
SUBJECT: MAURITIUS NOT ATTENDING BIOETHICS MEETING

REF: STATE 114207

On October 29, Post delivered reftel demarche to Mrs. Nivedita
Sohawon, First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional
Integration and International Trade. Sohawon said that Mauritius
will not attend the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) and
Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC) meetings in Paris. She
added, however, Mauritius plans to attend the 2009 UNGA and UNESCO
general meetings and would be willing to vote toward upholding the
2005 UNGA resolution at that time.

CABRERA

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