36653 7/15/2005 13:46 05BUCHAREST1582 Embassy Bucharest UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 05SECSTATE131485 This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available. UNCLAS BUCHAREST 001582
STATE FOR EUR/NCE - WILLIAM SILKWORTH GENEVA FOR RMA USEU FOR MEZNAR
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PGOV, PHUM, PREF, PREL, RO, Asylum Policy SUBJECT: ROMANIAN RESPONSE TO URGENT NEED TO TEMPORARILY RELOCATE UZBEK ASYLUM SEEKERS PRESENTLY IN THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC
REF: SECSTATE 131485
(SBU) PolChief raised urgent need for temporary relocation of Uzbek asylum seekers with UN Division Director Adrian Ligor July 15, stressing the humanitarian urgency of this matter. Ligor said that he was unable to provide an initial substantive response, but committed to share the points with the MFA Human Rights Division and the Romanian delegation in Geneva. In a subsequent conversation with PolOff, Andreea Chiriac, Deputy Director of the MFA Human Rights, OSCE and Council of Europe Division, stated that the MFA would need to discuss the "viability" of possible relocation of asylum seekers in Romania with Interior Ministry officials. She added that current torrential flooding and its humanitarian aftermath in Romania would likely limit the GOR's "capacity" to offer assistance to the asylum seekers.