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Cablegate: Authorization to Present Two U.S. Geological Survey Mous On

Published: Mon 26 Jun 2006 03:12 PM
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PP RUEHRG
DE RUEHBR #1275 1771512
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 261512Z JUN 06
FM AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5891
INFO RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO 2344
RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO 7289
RUEHRG/AMCONSUL RECIFE 5017
UNCLAS BRASILIA 001275
SIPDIS
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STATE PLEASE PASS TO USGS FOR JWEAVER
STATE FOR OES/STC TSCOTT AND GDRAGNICH
STATE FOR L/OES
STATE FOR WHA/BSC
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TPHY KSCA SENV TBIO BR
SUBJECT: AUTHORIZATION TO PRESENT TWO U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MOUS ON
COOPERATION IN THE EARTH SCIENCES TO BRAZIL FOR SIGNATURE
1. In September 2004, Circular 175 Authority was granted to the
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to negotiate and conclude two
Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between the USGS of the
Department of Interior of the United States and two Brazilian
institutions. The first Brazilian entity is the Federal University
of Rio Grande do Norte (in Natal). The second is the Institute of
Geosciences of the University of Brasilia. The MOUs were negotiated
but not signed.
2. Both MOUs provide a framework for the exchange of scientific and
technical knowledge and the augmentation of scientific and technical
capabilities between the USGS and the two Brazilian institutions
with respect to the earth sciences. PDF copies of these MOUs are
available by email. Contact Daisy da Costa at costadbd@state.gov.
3. Post requires confirmation by cable from L/OES and USGS to send
the two documents to the Brazilian Foreign Ministry via diplomatic
note to begin the process for signature.
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