Viewing cable 06SANSALVADOR2557
Title: SALVADORAN GOVERNMENT REITERATES THEIR SUPPORT TO THE U.S.

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06SANSALVADOR25572006-10-23 21:44:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy San Salvador
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FM AMEMBASSY SAN SALVADOR
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UNCLAS SAN SALVADOR 002557 
 
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SUBJECT: SALVADORAN GOVERNMENT REITERATES THEIR SUPPORT TO THE U.S. 
CANDIDACY FOR SEAT ON THE INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNION 
COUNCIL 
 
REF: STATE 168720 
 
¶1. This is a response to reftel. Post has reconfirmed with the 
Ministry of Foreign Affiars the GOES support for the U.S. candidacy 
for a seat on the international telecommunications union council and 
for the Radio Communications Regulation Board for the period 
2006-2010 in the elections that will take place in Antalya, Turkey 
at the next Plenipotentiary Conference from November 6 to November 
24, 2006.  On May 16, post received a Diplomatic Note (text 
paragraph 2) from the Salvadoran Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
informing their decision to support both U.S. candidacies, which 
post has reconfirmed.  The GOES has again requested support from the 
USG for their own candidate to the International Telecommunications 
Union Council. 
 
¶2. Post has faxed the original Spanish-language letter to WHA/CEN. 
An informal translation of the letter from the Ministry of Foreign 
Affairs follows. 
 
Begin text: 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs salutes the Honorable Embassy of the 
United States of America and would like to refer to the request made 
to the Government of El Salvador to support the US candidacy for a 
seat on the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council and 
the Radio Communications Regulation Board for the period 2006-2010, 
in the elections that will take place during the next 
Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey from November 6 to 
November 24, 2006. 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to inform this Honorable 
Diplomatic Representation, that the Government of El Salvador, based 
on the cordial relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation 
that have traditionally existed between our two countries and 
governments, has decided to support both candidacies in reference, 
this decision will be disclosed to the Salvadoran delegation that 
will attend the referred Conference. 
 
At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes the 
opportunity to communicate to this Honorable Diplomatic 
Representation, that El Salvador has also presented its candidacy to 
the International Telecommunications Union Council and kindly 
requests the valuable support of the Honorable Government of the 
United States of America for the nomination. 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes the opportunity to reiterate 
to the Honorable Embassy of the United States of America the 
assurance of its highest and most distinguished consideration. 
 
San Salvador, May 16, 2006 
 
Seal 
 
To the Honorable Embassy 
Of the United States of America 
Present 
 
End text. 
 
Barclay