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E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: UN, UNESCO, PREL, PGOV SUBJECT: ROMANIA TO SUPPORT U.S. UNESCO CANDIDATES; ASKS FOR RECIPROCITY
1. (SBU) Embassy received on July 6 from the MFA the following diplomatic note announcing Romania's support for the U.S. candidates for the UNESCO committees and requesting USG support for Romania's candidates.
2. (SBU) Begin text:
Nr. C 2-2/3661
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, the United Nations Specialized Institutions Directorate, presents its compliments to the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest and has the honor to convey Romania's support for the US candidates in the following UNESCO committees elections to take place in October 2007 in Paris: the Intergovernmental Council for the International Hydrological Program (IHP), the Intergovernmental Council for the International Program for the Development of Communication (IPDC), the International Bioethics Committee (IBC), the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation, the Judicial Committee of the UNESCO General Conference.
At the same time, Romania is asking for the United States support for Romania's candidature in the following committees: UNESCO World Heritage Committee, the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation, Executive Council of UNESCO (joint candidature with Bulgaria).
If given the mandate of the Executive Council of UNESCO, Romania and Bulgaria will hold the position for two years.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, the United Nations Specialized Institutions Directorate, avails itself of this opportunity to renew the assurances of its highest consideration.
Bucharest, 3 July 2007
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