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Cablegate: Romania Supports Demarche On Un Reform and Lifting

Published: Wed 28 Jun 2006 02:01 PM
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RR RUEHAST
DE RUEHBM #1055 1791401
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 281401Z JUN 06
FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4729
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
UNCLAS BUCHAREST 001055
SIPDIS
SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
STATE FOR EUR/NCE - WILLIAM SILKWORTH
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AMGT AORC PREL RO
SUBJECT: ROMANIA SUPPORTS DEMARCHE ON UN REFORM AND LIFTING
THE BUDGET CAP
REF: SECSTATE 105146
PolOff delivered reftel demarche on UN reform to MFA UN
Deputy Director Eugen Mihut on June 27. Mihut replied that
Romania's position would be the same as the EU common
position, which he said was not yet fixed in detail. Mihut
said he had just come back last week from the Committee on UN
Issues (COMUN) in Brussels where they discussed UN reform and
whether to link it with the budget cap. He said there was
agreement that the EU would stick to its December decision
that "implicitly linked the budget cap and reform, but
avoided clear conditionality." He said there was some
disagreement yet to be worked out as some states wanted a
tougher position. He described the EU position as favoring
further reform and looked favorably on the draft resolution,
but wondered whether it could conceivably be passed by June
30.
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