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C O N F I D E N T I A L BUCHAREST 001573
STATE DEPT FOR EUR/NCE - WILLIAM SILKWORTH
NSC FOR KURT VOLKER
E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/15/2015
TAGS: PREL PGOV RO VE
SUBJECT: CHAVEZ – NO INVITATION TO ROMANIA
REF: A. BUCHAREST 1477 B. STATE 117165
Classified By: Political Section Chief Robert S. Gilchrist for Reasons 1.4 (B) and (D)(C)
MFA Director General for Global Affairs Stelian Stoian told Charge July 17 that the MFA recommended to President Basescu
that Romania not/not invite Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Romania, as was under discussion for August.
Presidential State Counselor for International Relations Anca Ilinoiu subsequently confirmed to PolChief that the
presidency agrees with this recommendation and Chavez “will not be coming to Bucharest.”