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Cablegate: Portugal Not Attending Psi

Published: Mon 19 Jun 2006 04:08 PM
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FM AMEMBASSY LISBON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4888
INFO RUEHWR/AMEMBASSY WARSAW PRIORITY 0279
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PT
SUBJECT: PORTUGAL NOT ATTENDING PSI
REF: STATE 84640
On June 16, MFA Deputy Director for Security and Disarmament
Pedro Sousa Abreu responded to reftel demarche (delivered May
24) saying he had only just learned that the GOP will be
unable to send anyone from either the Foreign Ministry or the
Defense Ministry to the meeting in Warsaw. The Portuguese
Charge d' Affaires in Warsaw, Manuela Teixeira Pinto, will
represent the GOP, perhaps accompanied by the Defense
Attache, Commander Antonio Mendes Calado. Sousa Abreu added
that the GOP will no longer participate in the panel
discussion, PSI Nations Capacity8, as scheduled.
Hoffman
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