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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Meeting On Colombia

Published: Tue 28 Aug 2007 02:37 PM
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SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: MEETING ON COLOMBIA
REF: STATE 119828
(SBU) Acting PolCouns delivered reftel demarche on
participants and agenda for the September Meeting on Colombia
to Paloma Villa Mateos, interim Chief of Staff to Secretary
of State for Iberoamerica Trinidad Jimenez. Villa expressed
appreciation for the advance notice and said she had no
objection in principal to the additional participants and
agenda items. However, she needed to confirm that position
with Jimenez and Chief of Staff Juan Carlos Sanchez Alonso,
currently both on vacation. She promised to contact post the
week of September 3 with any additional comments. On Spain's
participation, Villa said that the Spanish representative
would be either Jimenez or Political Director Rafael
Dezcallar, depending on the date and time of the meeting.
She noted that Jimenez is currently holding the morning of
September 28 for a bilateral meeting with Assistant Secretary
Shannon on broader Latin America. Post will follow up.
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