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Cablegate: Spain On Presidential Statement On Law of the Sea

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SUBJECT: SPAIN ON PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT ON LAW OF THE SEA

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EconOff delivered reftel points June 11 to MFA's Deputy
Director for Economic Multilateral Relations on Maritime and
Land Juan Luis Munoz de Laborde. EconOff explained that
President Bush had urged the Senate to take affirmative
action in approving the United Nations Convention on the Law
of the Sea, and that Senator Biden had expressed his
intention to review this treaty in the near future. Munoz de
Laborde said that this was positive news for Spain and
represented an important step forward. He said that he looked
forward to potential approval by the Senate in the upcoming
months.
AGUIRRE

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