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Cablegate: Demarche Response: International Maritime Organization

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RR RUEHDT
DE RUEHDT #0271 2780138
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 050138Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY DILI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4568
INFO RULSJGA/COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0755
RUEHDT/AMEMBASSY DILI 4112

UNCLAS DILI 000271

SIPDIS

STATE FOR IO/T THOMAS A. JOHNSON
LONDON FOR EST J. WHITTLESEY
USCG FOR CG-52 AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC PHSA TT
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE RESPONSE: INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION

REF: STATE 98012

1. Post delivered reftel demarche supporting the U.S. candidacy
for the International Maritime Organization to Isilio Coelho,
MFA Director of External Affairs, on September 30. Post also
conveyed the demarche material via diplomatic note.

2. Coelho expressed his appreciation for the information on the
U.S. candidacy. He was unable to commit Timor-Leste to
supporting the United States in the upcoming election but he
acknowledged the strength of U.S. credentials as well as its
positive contribution to the IMO.

HENICK

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