Viewing cable 05CAIRO8078
Title: UNESCO CULTURAL DIVERSITY VOTE: EGYPT OPPOSED

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05CAIRO80782005-10-19 15:52:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Cairo
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UNCLAS CAIRO 008078 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL PGOV EG UNGA UNSC UNESCO
SUBJECT: UNESCO CULTURAL DIVERSITY VOTE:  EGYPT OPPOSED 
LINKS BETWEEN CONVENTION AND TRADE 
 
REF: A. STATE 192656 
     ¶B. CAIRO 7841 (NOTAL) 
 
This message is sensitive but unclassified.  Please treat 
accordingly. 
 
¶1.  (SBU) Post delivered reftel demarche and diplomatic note 
October 19 to MFA Assistant Minister for International 
Cultural Affairs, Ambassador Sallama Shaker, requesting GOE 
support for our position on the UNESCO Cultural Diversity 
vote expected to occur October 20 in Paris.  Shaker's Chief 
of Staff, Ms. Heba Labib Zerd, told poloff that she would 
convey the U.S. message to her Minister and to the Egyptian 
delegation in Paris.  During an earlier discussion on the 
same topic, Zerd conveyed that Egypt was opposed to any 
efforts that would link the Convention to limitations on 
trade. 
 
¶2.  (SBU) Econoff also delivered reftel demarche October 19 
to Ministry of Foreign Trade and Industry First Assistant to 
the Minister, Dr. Samiha Fawzy, requesting a clear statement 
by the Egyptian delegation in Paris that the Convention will 
not be used to restrict trade or the free flow of information. 
 
 
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