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Cablegate: Morocco to Associate Itself with Copenhagen Accord

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P 261629Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY RABAT
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1086
INFO RUCNMGH/MAGHREB COLLECTIVE
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UNCLAS RABAT 000052

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DEPT ALSO FOR OES/ENV - R KASTENBERG AND NEA/MAG

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TAGS: SENV ENRG KGHG MO
SUBJECT: MOROCCO TO ASSOCIATE ITSELF WITH COPENHAGEN ACCORD

REF: STATE 003080

(SBU) The Ambassador delivered reftel demarche to Minister of
Energy, Mines, Water and the Environment Amina Benkhadra on
January 26, emphasizing our hope that Morocco would take
action to associate itself with the Copenhagen Accord
demarche before January 31. Later on January 26, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Chief of Sustainable
Development Faical Souissi told EconOff that the Minister of
Foreign Affairs had decided to send an official notification
to the UNFCCC Secretariat to confirm Morocco's decision to
associate itself with the Accord. That letter, Souissi
indicated, was still being composed, but should be sent
before January 31.


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