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1. (C) On March 19, British Deputy Head of Mission Julia
Edwards and DCM jointly delivered ref demarches to Mame Baba
Cisse, the Director for International Organizations at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Cisse acknowledged that the
creidibility of the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is on the
line. He said, "We can work together." He cautioned,
however, that consensus will be difficult and that a
significant bloc of African nations may balk at a resolution.
2. (C) On March 15, Ambassador Grover Joseph Rees, Special
Representative for Social Issues, raised UNHRC issues with
Mr. Cisse, identifying Zimbabwe and Sudan as countries that
required the GOS's attention.