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06SEOUL1978
2006-06-14 07:23:00
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Embassy Seoul
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ROK TO SUPPORT MDA AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Tags:   PREF  PREL  PHUM  ICRC  KS  IS 
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FM AMEMBASSY SEOUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8436
INFO RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 0797
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 7356
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO 0866
RUEHUM/AMEMBASSY ULAANBAATAR 1255
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 1804
RHMFIUU/COMUSKOREA J5 SEOUL KOR
RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RHMFIUU/COMUSKOREA J2 SEOUL KOR
RHMFIUU/COMUSKOREA SCJS SEOUL KOR
						
					
UNCLAS SEOUL 001978 SIPDIS SENSITIVE SIPDIS GENEVA FOR RMA E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PREF PREL PHUM ICRC KS IS SUBJECT: ROK TO SUPPORT MDA AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE REF: STATE 95184 (SBU) On June 14, poloff delivered reftel points, which requested ROK support for amendments to the Statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, to Lee Ong-young, Deputy Director of the Human Rights and Social Affairs Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Lee noted that the ROKG shared a similar position with the USG on the Third Protocol. The ROKG would vote in favor of changing the Statutes to reflect the adoption of the Third Protocol at the June 20-21 International Conference of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent. Seoul would oppose any efforts seeking an early adjournment. Representatives of the ROK mission in Geneva will attend the conference as senior ROK officials planned to accompany Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon to the inaugural UN HRC session. Lee added that the ROKG would also convey reftel points to its mission in Geneva. VERSHBOW