US embassy cable - 00THEHAGUE1810

WHALES DEMARCHE

Identifier: 00THEHAGUE1810
Wikileaks: View 00THEHAGUE1810 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy The Hague
Created: 2000-06-19 13:04:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: SENV EFIS NL IWC
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
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UNCLAS THE HAGUE 001810 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
STATE FOR OES 
 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: SENV, EFIS, NL, IWC-1 
SUBJECT: WHALES DEMARCHE 
 
REF: STATE 114111 
 
 
1.  DUTCH IWC COMMISSIONER VON DER ASSEN TOLD EMBASSY HE 
LARGELY SHARES US POSITIONS CONTAINED IN REFTEL.  WITH 
RESPECT TO AGENDA ITEM 7 (SANCTUARIES), VON DER ASSEN SAID 
THE NETHERLANDS MAY CO-SPONSOR THE AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND 
PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A SANCTUARY IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. 
WITH RESPECT TO AGENDA ITEM 12 (REVISED MANAGEMENT SCHEME), 
VON DER ASSEN IS HAPPY WITH US SUPPORT FOR THE REVISED 
DRAFT. 
 
 
2.  VON DER ASSEN SAID HE WANTS TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE US 
DELEGATION DURING THE MEETING OF THE CORE GROUP OF LIKE- 
MINDED COUNTRIES IN AUCKLAND EARLY NEXT WEEK, AND THE IWC 
ANNUAL MEETING IN ADELAIDE, JULY 3-6. 
 
 
4.  PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE IN VON DER ASSEN'S PHONE NUMBER. 
IT NOW IS 31-70-378 4921. 
SCHNEIDER 

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