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Cablegate: Jamaica: Delivery of Demarche On U.S. Candidacy For

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STATE FOR WHA/CAR (JMACK-WILSON)(BALVARADO)(VDEPIRRO)(WSMITH)
IO/T FOR THOMAS A. JOHNSON
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TREASURY FOR ERIN NEPHEW
LONDON FOR EST--J.WHITTLESEY
USCG FOR CG-52 AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

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TAGS: AORC IMO EWWT PHSA UK JM XL PREL
SUBJECT: JAMAICA: DELIVERY OF DEMARCHE ON U.S. CANDIDACY FOR
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO) COUNCIL

REF: REF: STATE 098012

1. (SBU) Per reftel, EmbOff presented a diplomatic note and
delivered demarche requesting the support of the Government of
Jamaica (GOJ) for the U.S. candidacy in the International Maritime
Organization (IMO) Council election at the 26th IMO Assembly, to be
held in London, November 23-December 4, 2009. Demarche was
delivered to Ms. Norma Taylor Roberts, Director of the
International Organizations Department of the GOJ's Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade on the morning of September 25.

2. (SBU) Ms. Taylor Roberts confirmed that Jamaica would also be a
candidate for a Category "C" seat on the IMO Council and promised
that the GOJ would give consideration to the USG request. Emboff
likewise advised that, while the USG does not reveal its votes
before or after elections in international bodies, the USG would
give the utmost consideration to GOJ's candidacy.
Parnell

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