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Cablegate: Finland: Cuba Libertad Act Review

Published: Thu 26 May 2005 06:06 AM
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C O N F I D E N T I A L HELSINKI 000587
SIPDIS
PLEASE PASS TO WHA/CCA, EUR/NB
E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/25/2015
TAGS: ETRD ETTC PREL CU FI
SUBJECT: FINLAND: CUBA LIBERTAD ACT REVIEW
REF: A. SECSTATE 96300
B. 04 HELSINKI 1535
Classified By: POLOFF DAVID ALLEN SCHLAEFER FOR REASON 1.4 (B) and (D)
1. (C) Poloff spoke with officials in the Office for
Caribbean and Central American Affairs at Finland's MFA and
confirmed that there have been no changes in Finland's policy
toward Cuba since Ref B was drafted. There have been no
high-level contacts between Finnish and Cuban officials in
the past six months. Finland does not have an Embassy in
Havana and has little direct contact with the Cuban
Government. There is no direct bilateral assistance from
Finland to Cuba. Finland supports and will continue to
support the EU common position on Cuba.
2. (C) Finland's Customs Agency reports the following level
of trade with Cuba:
2004:
Imports: 10.325 million Euro
Exports: 4.074 Euro million Euro
MACK
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