Viewing cable 06BERN1639
Title: DEMARCHE FOR ATTENDEES OF NAM SUMMIT

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06BERN16392006-09-07 05:51:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Bern
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/06/2016 
TAGS: PREL UNGA PTER PHUM CU SZ
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE FOR ATTENDEES OF NAM SUMMIT 
 
REF: SECSTATE 145242 
 
Classified By: Poloff Eric Lundberg, Reasons 1.4 b/d 
 
1.(SBU) Switzerland will send a delegation to observe the 
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) meeting in Havana the week of 
September 11.  Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) desk 
officer Stefano Vescovi told Poloff on September 4 that the 
Swiss delegation would be led by resident Swiss Ambassador 
Bertrand Louis and would include Swiss Mission to the UN (New 
York) DCM Andreas Baum and Swiss DFA Human Rights Chief 
Wolfgang Amadeus Bruelhart. 
 
2.(C) Vescovi said that the Swiss would not seek bilateral 
meetings with Cuban officials.  Swiss officials would instead 
observe the proceedings and take note of Cuba's political 
reaction to potential protests by dissidents.  The meeting 
was also an opportunity to lobby various NAM states to 
"correct deviances" in how the UN Human Rights Council was 
functioning, according to Vescovi.  The Swiss delegation 
would urge NAM states, particularly GRULAC (Latin American) 
members, not to continue enabling Arab League abuse of the 
HRC. 
 
3.(C) On the UN Security Council vote, Vescovi reaffirmed 
that Switzerland supported Guatemala over Venezuela. 
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