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Cablegate: Turkmenistan to Support U.S. Candidacy in Imo

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P 061256Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY ASHGABAT
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3716
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RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE
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RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 1237
RUEHVEN/USMISSION USOSCE 4065

UNCLAS ASHGABAT 001425

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR SCA/CEN; EEB;
IO/T FOR THOMAS A. JOHNSON
LONDON FOR EST - J. WHITTLESEY
USCG FOR CG-52 AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC EWWT PHSA IMO UK TX
SUBJECT: TURKMENISTAN TO SUPPORT U.S. CANDIDACY IN IMO

REF: A. ASHGABAT 1214
B. STATE 98012

(SBU) On November 6, post received a diplomatic note response
to our request concerning the U.S. candidacy in the IMO (Ref
B) from the Turkmenistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the response, "Turkmenistan will support the
candidacy of the United States of America to the category "A"
membership in the Council of the International Maritime
Organization (IMO) in the election to be held in London from
November 23 to December 4, 2009, during the 26th session of
the IMO assembly."
CURRAN

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