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05MASERU355
2005-07-12 10:38:00
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Embassy Maseru
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G-4 FRAMEWORK DEMARCHE DELIVERED

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						UNCLAS MASERU 000355 

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

FOR AF/S

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL LT UNSC
SUBJECT: G-4 FRAMEWORK DEMARCHE DELIVERED

REF: STATE 126870



1. (SBU) Government of Lesotho Minister of Foreign Affairs
Moleleki assured Ambassador during July 11 meeting that his
government concurred with the U.S. on the G-4 Framework
Resolution. He was open to the idea of deferring UN discussion
of this resolution until a later date. The Minister of Foreign
Affairs stated that it was unclear to the GOL why there was a
2005 time frame for UN Reforms. We responded that we considered
the UN Reforms essential and that they needed to be dealt with
as soon as possible. We did not want discussion of a Security
Council framework resolution to postpone discussion of the
reforms. Moleleki responded that the GOL does support the
reform agenda and added that during the African Union Summit,
the timeframe for reforms had been raised. According to his
account, South African Foreign Minister Zuma said that since
Secretary General Annan "would be leaving in 2005," it was

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necessary to pursue the reforms rapidly.



2. (SBU) Comment: While the GOL does support eventual council
enlargement and also supports the U.S. position on the G-4, the
Foreign Minister did signal his government's concern about the
veto power of the Perm-5 and suggested that the Security Council
adopt a more consensus approach to matters. We spent some time
discussing the historic development of the Perm-5 and also
referenced the difficulty of achieving full consensus at all
times. In the end, the Minister reiterated the GOL's
concurrence with the U.S. position on the G-4 Framework
Resolution. End Comment.

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