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Cablegate: Tanzania: "We Typically Abstain"

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DE RUEHDR #0794 3231401
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 191401Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY DAR ES SALAAM
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9050
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK

UNCLAS DAR ES SALAAM 000794

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DEPARTMENT FOR AF/E JTREADWELL, IO/UNP AMORRISON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KPAL PREL TZ
SUBJECT: TANZANIA: "WE TYPICALLY ABSTAIN"

REF: A. SECSTATE 118799
B. DAR ES SALAAM 748

(SBU) PolOff delivered reftel demarche to MFA Foreign Affairs
Officer John Kambona on November 19. Kambona reiterated that
GOT typically abstains on such resolutions (ref b), but
indicated he would relay the information to his colleagues in
New York. PolOff noted that GOT had voted in favor of the
Goldstone Report resolution. Kambona said he had not
received an update from New York in two weeks and thus, could
not comment.
LENHARDT

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