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Cablegate: Unga Food Security Event Co-Hosted by S - Spain

Published: Mon 14 Sep 2009 08:00 AM
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DE RUEHMD #0916 2570800
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 140800Z SEP 09
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 1209
UNCLAS MADRID 000916
SIPDIS
DEPARTMENT FOR EEB/TPP/MTAA/ABT:G.CLEMENTS AND M.LURIE
DEPARTMENT ALSO FOR C:M.PLOWDEN AND EUR/WE:A.MCKNIGHT
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAGR EAID ETRD UNGA SP
SUBJECT: UNGA FOOD SECURITY EVENT CO-HOSTED BY S - SPAIN
INVITED
REF: A. STATE 93894
B. CLEMENTS-DUDLEY EMAIL
Post delivered the Secretary's invitation letter for the UNGA
meeting on Partnering for Food Security to Foreign Minister
Moratinos' office on September 11. The same day, Ministry
Director General for Development Policy Planning and
Evaluation Juan Lopez-Doriga told econcouns that either
Minister Moratinos or Secretary of State for Foreign
Assistance Soraya Rodriguez would represent Spain. In
response to separate expressions of hope from Lopez-Doriga
and Presidency staff that both Minister Moratinos and
Secretary Rodriguez could participate, econcouns confirmed
that the invitation was for only one representative.
Lopez-Doriga (who will attend the September 14-15 technical
meeting in Washington) and our Presidency contact both
welcomed the draft statement but made no substantive comments.
CHACON
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