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UNCLAS ANKARA 002819
FOR UNESCO PARIS
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: IO SENV TU SUBJECT: TURKEY SEEKS SUPPORT FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL OCEANOGRAPHIC COMMISSION
REF: MFA DIP NOTE 2003/CKGY/132186
Following is the text of diplomatic note number 132186 received by the Embassy on April 14, 2003.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America has has the honour to inform the Latter that the Turkish Govrnment has decided to present its candidature for the membership of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Executive Council at the elections to be held during the 22nd session of the IOC Assembly that will take place on 24 June - 4 July 2003, at UNESCO Headquarters Paris.
Turkey surrounded by three major seas is deeply interested in research and develpoments related to marine research sciences. As such it has always actively participated in the work of various different international organizations competent in this field. Futhermore Turkey firmly believes in the promotion of international cooperation in oceanographiic matters.
The Turkish Governemnt would highly aappreciate the valuable support of the Government of the United States of America for its candidature to be able to work more effectively for the realization of the objectives of the IOC.
The Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of the United States of America the assurance of its highest consideration.