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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Drc: 2008 Tip Tier 2 Watch List Action

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SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: DRC: 2008 TIP TIER 2 WATCH LIST ACTION
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REF: SECSTATE 111887

1. PolCouns and PolOff delivered reftel demarche to the new
Vice-Minister of Justice, Musonda Kalusambi on November 21 and
conveyed the same demarche to the new Minister of Gender, Family,
and Children, Marie-Ange Lukiana on December 17.

2. The recommendations given in the non-paper were well received by
both ministers. They expressed interest in working closely with the
U.S. to help combat trafficking. Poloff gave both ministers a copy
of the 2008 Trafficking-in-Persons report along with the
corresponding French translation of the introduction and DRC country
narrative.

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