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Cablegate: Panama Considering Human Rights Council Candidacy

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FM AMEMBASSY PANAMA
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 2019/12/07
TAGS: UNGA PGOV PREL
SUBJECT: PANAMA CONSIDERING HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CANDIDACY

REF: 09 STATE 120835

CLASSIFIED BY: Stephenson, Ambassador; REASON: 1.4(B), (D)

Per reftel, on November 30, POLOFF delivered to Jonattan Del
Rosario, the Assistant Director General for Foreign Policy at The
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an inquiry regarding Panama's
willingness to run for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council. Mr.
Del Rosario responded that he has consulted with the Director
General and that they are currently assessing the idea.
STEPHENSON

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