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Cablegate: Morocco: Unconditional Support of Usg Candidacy

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P 061504Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY RABAT
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0710
INFO RUCNMGH/MAGHREB COLLECTIVE
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 3696
RUEHCL/AMCONSUL CASABLANCA 4730
RUWDQAC/COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0970

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

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ETRD MO
SUBJECT: MOROCCO: UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT OF USG CANDIDACY
FOR INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION

REF: STATE 98012

1. (SBU) Responding to reftel demarche, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs (MFA) Director of United Nations Division Rime Jirari
told EconOff on October 1 that the U.S. can count on
Morocco's "unconditional support" in its candidacy for the
council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The MFA reiterated that support in a Diplomatic Note sent to
the Embassy on October 5.

2. (SBU) The text of the Diplomatic Note (no. 2342) follows:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the
Kingdom of Morocco presents its compliments to the Embassy of
the United States of America in Rabat and with reference to
the latter's Diplomatic Note no. 345 dated September 24th,
2009, has the honor to inform the Embassy that the Kingdom of
Morocco will support unconditionally the candidacy of the
United States of America, for reelection to category "A"
membership in the Council of the International Maritime
Organization (IMO), in the election to be held during the
26th session of the IMO assembly, scheduled to take place in
London, from November 23rd to December 04th, 2009.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the
Kingdom of Morocco avails itself of this opportunity to renew
to the Embassy of the United States of America in Rabat the
assurances of its highest consideration.

End text of Diplomatic Note.


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