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Cablegate: Portugal to Support U.S. Candidate To

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STATE FOR IO/MPR BRIAN G. HACKETT;
STATE ALSO PASS TO USUN/MR BRUCE RASHKOW

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SUBJECT: PORTUGAL TO SUPPORT U.S. CANDIDATE TO
INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

REF: STATE 109341

1. (SBU) SUMMARY: Poleconoff delivered reftel points on
October 23 to Goncalo Silvestre of the Portuguese Ministy of
Foreign Affairs' Office of International Political
Organizations. Post received on November 2 a note verbale
from the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirming
that Portugal will support the candidacy of Lucretia Myers to
the International Civil Service Commission during the
elections on November 6, 2009. END SUMMARY.

2. (SBU) The following is an unofficial translation of a note
verbale received by Post from the Portuguese MFA dated
October 27, 2009.

BEGIN TEXT:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents its compliments to
the Embassy of the United States of America in Lisbon and
has the honor to inform that Portugal will support the
candidacy of Lucretia Myers to the International Civil
Service Commission during the elections that will take place
on November 6, 2009, in New York.

Portugal is confident that this further expression of support
for U.S. candidates will further reinforce the good
bilateral relationship between the two countries. In this
regard, the MFA notes Portugal's candidature to the UN
Security Council (2011-2012) for which we hope to count on
the valuable support of the United States of America.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs avails itself of this
opportunity to renew to the Embassy of the United States of
America in Lisbon the assurances of its highest consideration.

END TEXT


For more reporting from Embassy Lisbon and information about Portugal,
please see our Intelink site:

http://www.intelink.sgov.gov/wiki/portal:port ugal
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