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Cablegate: Portugal to Support Zoellick for World Bank

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SUBJECT: PORTUGAL TO SUPPORT ZOELLICK FOR WORLD BANK
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REF: A. LISBON 01559
B. STATE 73691

1. (SBU) Jose Moreno, Deputy Director of European Affairs and
International Relations at the Ministry of Finance, informed
post on June 11 that Portugal will support Robert Zoellick's
candidacy for World Bank President. Per ref A, Finance
Minister Teixeira dos Santos confirmed the government's
position in favor of Zoellick to Moreno. The GOP will make
its position known within the European Union.

Hoffman

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