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Cablegate: International Maritime Organization, Support for U.S.

VZCZCXYZ0000
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHML #2145 2820851
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 090851Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5410
INFO RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON IMMEDIATE 3494
RHHMUNA/USPACOM HONOLULU HI//FPA// IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS MANILA 002145

SENSITIVE

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR IO/T: THOMAS A.JOHNSON
LONDON FOR EST: JOHN WHITTLESEY, USCG FOR CG-52 AND INTERNATIONAL
AFFAIRS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC IMO EWWT PHSA RP
SUBJECT: INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION, SUPPORT FOR U.S.
CANDIDACY - DEMARCHE DELIVERY

REF: STATE 98012

1. (SBU) Embassy delivered reftel demarche to Department of Foreign
Affairs (DFA), Office of United Nations and International
Organizations, Director Leah Ruiz on September 25, 2009. Ruiz's
assistant later informed us that they are waiting for further
instructions and will send a formal response soon. We also spoke to
DFA, Office of Ocean Concerns, Director Neil Ferrer. He said he
will urge the UNIO office to support the U.S. candidate.

BASSETT

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