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Cablegate: Tunisia to Support U.S. Candidacy for The

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O 251603Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY TUNIS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7008
INFO RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 1493

UNCLAS TUNIS 000867

SIPDIS

STATE FOR IO/GS (JOHNSON) AND NEA/MAG
LONDON FOR EST-J (WHITTLESEY)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC IMO EWWT PHSA TS
SUBJECT: TUNISIA TO SUPPORT U.S. CANDIDACY FOR THE
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION COUNCIL

REF: A. TUNIS 836
B. STATE 116261
C. STATE 98012

On November 24, Embassy received a diplomatic note from the
Government of Tunisia indicating its support for the U.S.
candidacy for the Assembly of the International Maritime
Organization (IMO). The Tunisian note stated that "in
consideration of the friendly relations between our two
countries, the Government of the Republic of Tunisia has
decided to support the candidacy of the United States of
America for the Council of the International Maritime
Organization, Category "A," for the period 2009-2011, during
the elections scheduled for the 26th session of the IMO
Assembly (London, November 23 to December 4, 2009)."
GRAY

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