Search

 

Cablegate: Imo Demarche Delivered - Mexico

VZCZCXYZ0008
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHME #3160 3092003
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 052003Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY MEXICO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8904
INFO RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0524

UNCLAS MEXICO 003160

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR IO/T THOMAS JOHNSON
LONDON FOR JOHN WHITTLESEY
USCG CG-52 AND INTL AFFAIRS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC IMO EWWT PHSA UK MX
SUBJECT: IMO DEMARCHE DELIVERED - MEXICO

REF: STATE 98012

1. (U) Coast Guard Attache and Econoff delivered reftel demarche in
support of the U.S. candidacy for Category A reelection to the
International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council on 29 October.
Captain Marco Antonio Vinaza, director general of the Mexican
Merchant Marine, and Captain Luis Muriel, director of nautical
education and formerly Mexico's representative to the IMO, received
the demarche on behalf of the Secretariat for Communications and
Transportation. Emboffs separately sent the diplomatic note and
aide-memoire to the Secretariat of Foreign Relations.

2. (SBU) Vinaza and Muriel were favorable to the U.S. candidacy but
did not commit Mexico's vote. They solicited U.S. support for
Mexico's reelection in Category C. They made their case on three
grounds. First, the Council needs an equitable regional
representation. From Latin America, only Chile and Mexico are up
for election in Category C. Second, reciprocity: Mexico has a
history of supporting U.S. positions and proposals at the IMO. They
noted the creation of the Hawaiian marine reserve in 2006 in
particular. Finally, Gulf of Mexico oil tanker traffic between
Mexican ports such as Tuxpan and the U.S. Gulf Coast is of critical
import to U.S. energy security and Mexican economic well-being.
Mexico is the number three supplier of oil to the United States and
re-imports much of its gasoline from U.S. refineries. U.S. cruise
ship traffic is also very substantial in this area, with many ships
calling in Cozumel, Mexico's primary cruise destination (1,008
arrivals in 2008) and one of world's busiest.

PASCUAL

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


WMO: Another La Niña Impacts Temperatures And Precipitation – But Not Climate Change
La Niña has developed for the second consecutive year and is expected to last into early 2022, influencing temperatures and precipitation. Despite the cooling influence of this naturally occurring climate phenomenon, temperatures in many parts of the world are expected to be above average because of the accumulated heat trapped in the atmosphere...
More>>


UN: Violations Of Palestinian Rights Puts Two-State Solution At Risk, Chief Warns
The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, continues to pose a significant challenge to international peace and security, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Monday... More>>



Oxfam: Afghanistan Faces Multiple Crises

ActionStation, Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand, Christian World Service, Oxfam Aotearoa and World Vision New Zealand say that while Afghanistan faces chronic poverty, persistent droughts, war, the Covid-19 pandemic and an economic crisis, winter is about to bring a whole new set of challenges...More>>




World Food Programme: Millions More In Need Of Food Assistance As A Direct Result Of Conflict In Northern Ethiopia

The number of people in need of humanitarian food assistance across northern Ethiopia has grown to an estimated 9.4 million as a direct result of ongoing conflict, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today... More>>


Food: Three Billion People Cannot Afford A Healthy Diet

Approximately three billion people, almost 40 per cent of the world’s population, cannot afford a healthy diet and another one billion people would join their ranks should further unpredictable events reduce incomes by one-third, the UN food agency said, launching a new report on Tuesday... More>>

COP26: Enough Of ‘Treating Nature Like A Toilet’ – Guterres Brings Stark Call For Climate Action To Glasgow
As the World Leaders Summit opened on day two of COP26, UN chief António Guterres sent a stark message to the international community. “We are digging our own graves”, he said, referring to the addiction to fossil fuels which threatens to push humanity and the planet, to the brink, through unsustainable global heating... More>>

 
 
 
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1493962836337-1').addService(googletag.pubads()).setCollapseEmptyDiv(true); });
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC