|05DUBLIN750||2005-06-16 16:22:00||CONFIDENTIAL||Embassy Dublin|
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available. 161622Z Jun 05
1. (SBU) On June 16, Ambassador, DCM and POLOFF delivered
reftel talking points to Department of Foreign Affairs
Secretary General Dermot Gallagher. Gallagher said that
Ireland shares similar positions to the United States on most
of the points on reform. The main difference, he noted, was
in Ireland's position that developed countries must commit to
the 0.7 percent of GDP to fund Official Development
Assistance. He added that he would like to see more emphasis
on achieving the Millennium Development Goals and
strengthening the African debt relief portions of the draft
statement. He also said the attendance of President Bush
would determine the success and amount of progress of the
September High Level Event (HLE) in New York.
2. (C) Gallagher also noted Irish concerns regarding U.S.
support of a UN Security Council seat for Japan. In
principle, the Irish would support Japanese or German
membership on the Security Council, but fear vote wrangling
may create division in the UN and detract from the important
issues such as UN reform, development, human rights and the
Peacebuilding Commission. Gallagher asked if the Permanent
Five are quietly developing a strategy to address the Group
of Four initiative. He also expressed a concern about the
U.S. position on the "principles on the use of force."
3. (SBU) Post would appreciate any guidance we could share
with the GOI regarding Permanent Five deliberations and the
principles on the use of force.