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

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OO RUEHWEB

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

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: 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.

BASSETT

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