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Cablegate: Mali: Demarche On Country Specific Human Rights

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DE RUEHBP #0741 3221048
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R 181048Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY BAMAKO
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 0890

UNCLAS BAMAKO 000741

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM UNGA ML
SUBJECT: MALI: DEMARCHE ON COUNTRY SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS
RESOLUTIONS DELIVERED

REF: SECSTATE 116265

1. POL Chief previously delivered the message contained in
reftel on two separate occasions to MFA Americas Chief
Albachir Toure and Director of Political Affairs Sekouba
Cisse. POL also provided to MFA STATE/IO-drafted non-papers
in French on the country specific resolutions. MFA has
informed the Embassy that it will consider closely its votes
on these important issues. Post notes that Mali's voting
record on these issues has not been the most positive
possible, however, Mali was absent or abstained on the
country-specific resolutions in 2008.
MILOVANOVIC

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