UNCLAS ABU DHABI 003965
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC UNGA UN TC
SUBJECT: 59TH UNGA ELECTIONS: DEMARCHE ON REPASCH CANDIDACY
FOR RE-ELECTION TO UN JOINT STAFF PENSION COMMITTEE
Ref: State 232089
Post provided reftel information about the candidacy of Mr.
Repasch to MFA Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Tareq
Ahmad Al Haidan on October 31. Polchief followed up on
November 1 with both Al Haidan's office and the MFA's
Director for International Organizations, Yacub Al Hosani.
Neither MFA contact was prepared to say how the UAEG would
vote in November when UNGA holds its election for the UN
Joint Staff Pension Committee. With UAE President Zayed's
death on November 2, it is unlikely that we will be able to
reach anyone at MFA to discuss business. We recommend that
USUN New York discuss this issue with the UAE Mission.