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Cablegate: Usg Comments On Morocco's Proposed Unga Gicnt

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TAGS: PARM PREL PTER UNGA KGIC RS MO
SUBJECT: USG COMMENTS ON MOROCCO'S PROPOSED UNGA GICNT
RESOLUTION DELIVERED

REF: STATE 83499

1. (SBU) On August 14, 2009, Acting Polcouns and Acting
D/Polcouns delivered ref record copy with USG comments on
Morocco's draft resolution in support of the Global
Initiative for Combating Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) to
Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Head of United
Nations Division Redoune Houssaini. Mr. Houssaini said that
his office will review the U.S. and Russian amendments to the
resolution. If the language is acceptable, MFA will open a
dialogue with the USG and GOR on a mutually acceptable target
date for introducing the resolution at the United Nations
General Assembly (UNGA) this fall, most likely during the
general debate.

2. (SBU) Houssaini said the MFA would consult with USG and
GOR to devise a strategy for expanding consultation on the
draft resolution to include other countries before its
introduction to the General Assembly in order to maximize its
chances of being adopted. Houssaini considered consultations
with the U.K., France, China, and India to be at the top of
the list, but solicited U.S. input in this regard. If the
amended language of the draft resolution is not acceptable to
the GOM, MFA will amend and return the resolution for USG and
Government of Russia (GOR) review.

3. (SBU) At a follow-up meeting on August 18 with Acting
Polcouns, Houssaini mentioned that the make-up of the
Moroccan delegation to the UNGA this fall will include at
least Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Fihri as delegation head,
MFA Director General for Multilateral Affairs (and Chief of
Staff) Ambassador Nasser Bourita, and MFA Head of
International Organizations Directorate Azzedine Farhane.
The Moroccan delegation is tentatively scheduled to arrive in
New York on September 22.


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