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01HARARE2498 2001-08-23 14:55:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Harare
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56TH UNGA: ZIMBABWE'S THINKING ON PRIORITIES IN EARLY

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FM AMEMBASSY HARARE
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9539
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USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 
SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
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NSC FOR SENIOR AFRICA DIRECTOR JENDAYI FRAZER
LONDON FOR GURNEY
PARIS FOR BISA WILLIAMS
NAIROBI FOR PFLAUMER

E.O. 12958: DECL. 08/23/11
TAGS: AORC PREL ZI
SUBJECT: 56TH UNGA: ZIMBABWE'S THINKING ON PRIORITIES IN EARLY
STAGES

REF: STATE 143609

CLASSIFIED BY POLITICAL SECTION CHIEF MATT HARRINGTON. REASONS:
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1.5 (B) AND (D).



1. (U) DCM, ACCOMPANIED BY POLITICAL SECTION CHIEF, DELIVERED --
AND PROVIDED A NON-PAPER CONTAINING -- REFTEL TALKING POINTS ON
AUGUST 23 TO CLEOPHAS TSOKODAYI, THE FOREIGN MINISTRY'S UNDER
SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. TSOKODAYI WAS

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ACCOMPANIED BY DESK OFFICER MARSHALL MUTUTU.



2. (C) DRAWING FROM REF TALKING POINTS, DCM DISCUSSED IN
SIGNIFICANT DETAIL EACH OF THE FIVE CRITICAL USG OBJECTIVES -- AND
FIVE OTHER PRIORITY ISSUES -- FOR THE UPCOMING UNGA SESSION.
ASKED WHETHER ZIMBABWE HAD TAKEN A POSITION ON ANY OF THESE
IMPORTANT ISSUES, TSOKODAYI DEMURRED, SAYING HE PREFERRED FIRST TO
STUDY THE USG NON-PAPER AND WOULD BE PREPARED TO ENGAGE IN A
SUBSTANTIVE DISCUSSION ABOUT GOZ THINKING ONLY AT A LATER DATE.
TSOKODAYI INQUIRED ABOUT THE STATUS OF U.S. PAYMENT OF ITS UN

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ARREARS. THE DCM REPLIED THAT THIS WAS AN ISSUE ON WHICH THE U.S.
ADMINISTRATION PLACES A VERY HIGH PRIORITY. THE UNITED STATES, HE
SAID, HAD PAID THE FIRST TRANCHE AND WAS WORKING WITH CONGRESS ON
THE SECOND TRANCHE, PER POINTS IN REFTEL. (COMMENT: JUDGING FROM
TSOKODAYI'S REACTION, THE GOZ CLEARLY HAS NOT DEVELOPED FINAL

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POSITIONS IN PREPARATION FOR UNGA. WE WILL STAY IN CLOSE TOUCH
WITH TSOKODAYI AND HIS STAFF, AND WILL REPORT GOZ THINKING ON UNGA
AS IT EVOLVES. END COMMENT.)



3. (C) TSOKODAYI REPORTED THAT, ALTHOUGH NO FINAL DECISIONS HAVE
BEEN MADE, FOREIGN MINISTER MUDENGE LIKELY WILL LEAD ZIMBABWE'S
UNGA DELEGATION.

ROTH

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