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Cablegate: Nigeria Heeds Usg Suggestions On Goldstone Report

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DE RUEHUJA #2020 3090644
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 050644Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY ABUJA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7427
INFO RUEHZJ/HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0429
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA IMMEDIATE 0160

UNCLAS ABUJA 002020

SIPDIS

STATE FOR IO/HR, IO/UNP, NEA/IPA AND USUN GERMAIN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL UNGA NI
SUBJECT: NIGERIA HEEDS USG SUGGESTIONS ON GOLDSTONE REPORT

REF: STATE 112828

PolOff delivered reftel points electronically to Ministry of
Foreign Affairs Director of International Organizations,
Ambassador M.K. Ibrahim, and his deputy, John Gana, as both
are currently in New York attending the UN General Assembly.
Gana replied, "Rest assured that our delegation will heed
your suggestions when, or if, the issue comes up in the Third
Committee or General Assembly." Any further follow up on
this issue can be pursued in New York, as Ibrahim and Gana
are responsible for human rights issues within the Nigerian
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
SANDERS

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