07TBILISI1079, GEORGIA: REQUEST FOR AMBASSADOR’S ASSESSMENT ON

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07TBILISI1079 2007-05-10 14:17 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tbilisi

VZCZCXYZ0014
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSI #1079 1301417
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 101417Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY TBILISI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6291

C O N F I D E N T I A L TBILISI 001079 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
FROM AMBASSADOR TEFFT 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/11/2017 
TAGS: PHUM RPEL UNHRC GG
SUBJECT: GEORGIA: REQUEST FOR AMBASSADOR'S ASSESSMENT ON 
UNHRC ELECTION 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 63345 
 
     B. TBILISI 1037 
 
Classified By: Ambassador John F. Tefft, for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
1. (C)  The Georgian government has confirmed to us that they 
oppose Belarus' candidacy to the United Nations Human Rights 
Council (UNHRC) and will vote against Belarus in the upcoming 
election (Ref B).  In my assessment, this is a very firm 
commitment.  The government of Georgia is dedicated to 
pursuing closer ties with western democracies and seeks 
integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions.  It would be 
completely contrary to Georgia's expressed policy toward 
Euro-Atlantic integration to support Belarus' candidacy for a 
seat on the UNHRC. 
 
2. (C)  The Georgians have indicated that they would be 
willing to support Slovenia and other candidates against 
Belarus.  We will continue to follow up with them, stressing 
the candidacies of Slovenia and Bosnia. 
 
TEFFT

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