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00THEHAGUE1810
2000-06-19 13:04:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy The Hague
Cable title:  

WHALES DEMARCHE

Tags:   SENV  EFIS  NL  IWC 
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						UNCLAS THE HAGUE 001810 

SIPDIS


STATE FOR OES


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SENV EFIS NL IWC
SUBJECT: WHALES DEMARCHE

REF: STATE 114111


UNCLAS THE HAGUE 001810

SIPDIS


STATE FOR OES


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SENV EFIS NL IWC
SUBJECT: WHALES DEMARCHE

REF: STATE 114111



1. DUTCH IWC COMMISSIONER VON DER ASSEN TOLD EMBASSY HE
LARGELY SHARES US POSITIONS CONTAINED IN REFTEL. WITH
RESPECT TO AGENDA ITEM 7 (SANCTUARIES), VON DER ASSEN SAID
THE NETHERLANDS MAY CO-SPONSOR THE AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND
PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A SANCTUARY IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC.
WITH RESPECT TO AGENDA ITEM 12 (REVISED MANAGEMENT SCHEME),
VON DER ASSEN IS HAPPY WITH US SUPPORT FOR THE REVISED
DRAFT.



2. VON DER ASSEN SAID HE WANTS TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE US
DELEGATION DURING THE MEETING OF THE CORE GROUP OF LIKE-
MINDED COUNTRIES IN AUCKLAND EARLY NEXT WEEK, AND THE IWC
ANNUAL MEETING IN ADELAIDE, JULY 3-6.



4. PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE IN VON DER ASSEN'S PHONE NUMBER.
IT NOW IS 31-70-378 4921.
SCHNEIDER