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34940: GOI hoping for more on UN reforms

34940 6/17/2005 13:57 05NEWDELHI4634 Embassy New Delhi CONFIDENTIAL 05STATE111637 "This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

171357Z Jun 05

" "C O N F I D E N T I A L NEW DELHI 004634

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/16/2015

TAGS: KUNR, PREL, IN, UNSC

SUBJECT: GOI HOPING FOR MORE ON UN REFORMS

REF: STATE 111637

Classified By: A/PolCouns Matt Boyse for Reasons 1.4 (B, D)

(C) Poloff delivered reftel on USG priorities for UN reform to MEA Deputy Secretary (UN Political) Pankaj Sharma on June 15. Sharma welcomed the documents, but quickly turned the subject to G-4 UNSC reform proposals, pointing out that the issue ""has been debated for twelve years now."" Noting that New Delhi recognizes the USG is still considering all options, Sharma quipped that India is waiting as if it had made a marriage proposal: the wait is less of a concern ""as long as we get the right answer.""

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