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Cablegate: Oios: Ethiopian Doing Due Diligence On Own

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OO RUEHROV
DE RUEHDS #2855 3410436
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 070436Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7036
INFO RUCNIAD/IGAD COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS ADDIS ABABA 002855

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

IO/MPR FOR BHACKETT, USUN/MR FOR BRASHKOW, USUN/MR FOR
CNORMAN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC UNAUS PREL AMGT ET
SUBJECT: OIOS: ETHIOPIAN DOING DUE DILIGENCE ON OWN
"CANDIDATE"

REF: STATE 117720

(SBU) In response to reftel demarche seeking information on
Getachew Engida, the ethnic Ethiopian nominated by UNESCO to
succeed Ms Ahlenius at the UN Office of Internal Oversight
Services, Abebow Feleke, MFA's Deputy Director of the Office
of International Organizations told Deputy Pol/Econ
Counselor, "Oh yeah, I think I know who you mean." The
Government of Ethiopia clearly has not decided as yet to
mount a campaign on behalf of Getachew's candidacy. Abebow
had no CV and no further opinion to offer.
MEECE

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