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Cablegate: Rokg to Support Hrc Resolution On Sudan

Published: Thu 7 Dec 2006 08:43 AM
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SUBJECT: ROKG TO SUPPORT HRC RESOLUTION ON SUDAN
REF: STATE 195763
(SBU) On December 7, poloff delivered reftel urging support
for the Finnish draft resolution on Sudan in the Human Rights
Council (HRC) to Jang Hyun-cheol, Deputy Director of MOFAT's
Human Rights and Social Affairs Division. Jang stated that
the Republic of Korea, a HRC member, would support the
resolution on Sudan and was just debating whether to
co-sponsor the resolution or not. The ROK had supported
earlier EU draft language on Sudan and backed the decision to
hold a Special Session on Sudan. The ROK shared the same
view as the United States and European countries on Sudan,
Jang explained.
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