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Cablegate: Ecuador Skeptical of Us Transparency Initiative

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TAGS: PHUM PREL UN EC
SUBJECT: ECUADOR SKEPTICAL OF US TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE

REF: STATE 80349

1. (SBU) Poloff delivered reftel demarche on June 13 to Lourdes
Puma Puma, MFA Director General for Multilateral Affairs.
Puma expressed GOE's skepticism regarding the various
proposals contained in the initiative, noting that in the
past, such practices were designed to link political
preferences of major donor nations to UNDP audits. That
said, the GOE is willing to consider the new proposals with
"an open mind".

2. (SBU) Puma noted that the GOE does feel that there were
irregularities in UNDP's DPRK program and is willing to have
those examined further, independent of any further reforms to
UNDP practices.

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