Search

 

Cablegate: Czech Republic: Demarche in Support of U.S.

VZCZCXYZ0004
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHPG #0674 3201552
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 161552Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY PRAGUE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1922
INFO RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0298
RULSJGA/COMDT COGUARD WASHDC

UNCLAS PRAGUE 000674

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT FOR IO/GS TAJOHNSON
LONDON FOR EST-J JWHITTLESEY
USCG FOR CG-52

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC EWWT PHSA EZ
SUBJECT: CZECH REPUBLIC: DEMARCHE IN SUPPORT OF U.S.
CANDIDACY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION
COUNCIL

REF: SECSTATE 117702

1. (SBU) On November 16, we followed up our September 22
delivery of reftel dipnote and accompanying aide memoire with
MFA Multilateral Economic Relations Director Zikal who is
responsible for IMO issues for the Czech government. He
reported that so far the Czech government had been approached
by 11 candidates for the 10 category A seats, including
Liberia which had unsuccessfully ran for a Class C seat two
years ago. He noted that two years ago there had been no
election as their were only ten candidates for the ten seats.
It was his understanding that the Czech Republic would be
able to vote up to ten times and was thus certain that the
Czech government would support the U.S.'s candidacy (as well
as everyone else's beside Liberia).
Thompson-Jones

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

OECD: COVID-19 Crisis Puts Migration And Progress On Integration At Risk, Says

Watch the live webcast of the press conference Migration flows have increased over the past decade and some progress has been made to improve the integration of immigrants in the host countries. But some of these gains may be erased by the COVID-19 pandemic ... More>>


Pacific Media Watch: How Pacific Environmental Defenders Are Coping With The Covid Pandemic

SPECIAL REPORT: By Sri Krishnamurthi of Pacific Media Watch Pacific Climate Warriors - creative action to trigger better responses to climate crisis. Image: ... More>>

Reporters Without Borders: Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing Marred By Barriers To Open Justice

After monitoring four weeks of evidence in the US extradition proceedings against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates concern regarding the targeting of Assange for his contributions to journalism, and calls ... More>>

OHCHR: Stranded Migrants Need Safe And Dignified Return – UN Migrant Workers Committee

The UN Committee on Migrant Workers has today called on governments to take immediate action to address the inhumane conditions of migrant workers who are stranded in detention camps and ensure they can have an orderly, safe and dignified return to ... More>>