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Cablegate: Portuguese Accession to Recaap Unlikely Unless

Published: Fri 8 Sep 2006 05:06 PM
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SUBJECT: PORTUGUESE ACCESSION TO RECAAP UNLIKELY UNLESS
OTHER EU COUNTRIES SIGN-ON
REF: STATE 135670
MFA Director for Asian and Oceanic Affairs Luis Cabaco told
Post that Portugal agrees with the principles of the Regional
Cooperation Agreement on Combating Pircarcy and Armed Robbery
(ReCAAP), but that it does not have significant shipping
interests in Asia. He agreed to share information about
ReCAAP with government colleagues and with the Portuguese
Mission in Brussels for further consideration. If other EU
countries sign-on, Cabaco noted, it is possible that the
Portuguese government will be more motivated to accede.
Hoffman
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