07MOSCOW4409, Russian Response to Letter Regarding U.S. Candidacy for

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07MOSCOW4409 2007-09-07 12:24 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Moscow

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DE RUEHMO #4409 2501224
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 071224Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3664
INFO RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 1840

UNCLAS MOSCOW 004409 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR IO/UNESCO 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: TSPL UNESCO RS
SUBJECT: Russian Response to Letter Regarding U.S. Candidacy for 
Election to the Intergovernmental Council of the International 
Hydrological Program (IHP), UNESCO 
 
REF:  8/02/07 Connaughton-Larsen Letter 
 
In response to ref letter, the Commission of the Russian Federation 
for UNESCO delivered the follow response on September 4, 2007: 
 
Begin Response: 
 
The Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO acknowledges 
receipt of your letter dated 2 August, 2007 informing the Commission 
of its candidacy for election to the Intergovernmental Council of 
the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) at the elections to 
be held during the 34th session of the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris. 
 
Taking due account of the traditionally benevolent relations that 
have been established between our National commissions the Russian 
side will gladly support the American candidature at the forthcoming 
elections. 
 
Since the Russian Federation has also presented its candidacy to the 
IHP Intergovernmental Council from its Electoral Group, Russian 
National Commission for UNESCO has the honor to propose reciprocal 
support of the candidatures of our two countries at the 
aforementioned elections. 
 
Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration. 
 
Yours sincerely, Grigory Ordzhonikidze, Secretary-General, 
Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO 
 
End Response. 
 
BURNS

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