Cablegate: International Maritime Organization, Support for U.S.
DE RUEHML #2176 2890432
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 160432Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5443
INFO RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON IMMEDIATE 3495
RHHMUNA/USPACOM HONOLULU HI//FPA// IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS MANILA 002176
DEPARTMENT FOR IO/T: THOMAS A.JOHNSON
LONDON FOR EST: JOHN WHITTLESEY, USCG FOR CG-52 AND INTERNATIONAL
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC IMO EWWT PHSA RP
SUBJECT: INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION, SUPPORT FOR U.S.
CANDIDACY - DEMARCHE DELIVERY
REF: A) STATE 98012, B) Manila 2145
1. (SBU) Embassy delivered Ref A demarche to Department of Foreign
Affairs, Office of United Nations and International Organizations on
September 25, 2009. On October 14, we received a diplomatic note
from the Department of Foreign Affairs stating that the Philippines
will support the U.S. candidate for re-election to the International
Maritime Organization (IMO) Council under Category A. The note also
seeks USG support for the Philippine candidate for re-election to
the IMO Council under Category C.