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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Oman Supportive of U.S. Re-Election To

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RR RUEHDE
DE RUEHMS #0953 2840333
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 110333Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY MUSCAT
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0842
INFO GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS MUSCAT 000953

SIPDIS
STATE FOR IO/T THOMAS S. JOHNSON
LONDON FOR J. WHITTLESEY
USCF FOR CG-52 AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC IMO EWWT PHSA UK MU
SUBJECT: Demarche Delivered: Oman Supportive of U.S. Re-Election to
Category "A" Membership in IMO Council

REF: STATE 98012

(SBU) EconOff delivered reftel demarche to Ahmed bin Sa'id Al
Kathiri, Deputy Chief in the American Affairs Department at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 7, 2009. Al Kathiri said
that Category A "would not be full without the U.S." and that this
would be an "easy thing for [Oman] to support." Al Kathiri further
indicated that the "U.S. will have [the] Oman vote." Al Kathiri
qualified his statements by indicating that the International
Organizations Department (IOD) at the MFA makes the final
recommendation, but that he had provided the IOD with the
aide-memoire and diplomatic note on the matter.
Schmierer

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