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06RABAT1076 2006-06-05 22:24:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Rabat
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1. Post received the following Diplomatic Note on May 22,
2006, a copy of which has been faxed to NEA/MAG. Unofficial
translation begins in paragraph two.

2. Begin unofficial translation:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation presents its
compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America in
Rabat and has the honor to inform the Embassy that the
Kingdom of Morocco has officially presented to the United
Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights the candidacy of

M. Driss Belmahi to the position of expert for the Human
Rights Committee for the 2007-10 time frame. The elections
will be held on September 7, 2006 in New York, on the
occasion of the 25th meeting of the States Parties to the
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The Embassy will find attached the resume of M. Driss
Belmahi. His professional qualities and great experience
relative to human rights make him a great candidate for the
position. (NB: Resume faxed to NEA/MAG and not repeated here.)

M. Belmahi is currently Chief Counselor to the Communication,
Cooperation and Training Department of the "Diwan Al
Madhalim" Institution (Morocco's ombudsman). He has, among
others, held several academic positions, and has represented
Morocco during several international conferences and meetings
relative to human rights.

Given the excellent relations of friendship and cooperation
between our two countries, the Moroccan Government would
particularly appreciate the support that the Embassy of the
United States of America would provide to this candidacy.

Complimentary closing.

End text.
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