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Cablegate: Panama: Nonproliferation Demarche On Unscr 1540

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DE RUEHZP #1410 2331855
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 211855Z AUG 07
FM AMEMBASSY PANAMA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1024
INFO RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE
RHEHAAA/NSC WASHDC
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0280

UNCLAS PANAMA 001410

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL AORC KPAO PTER KNNP UNSC ID SF PM
SUBJECT: PANAMA: NONPROLIFERATION DEMARCHE ON UNSCR 1540
DELIVERED

REF: STATE 116085

"Sharing the matrices, including on the UN's website, sounds
like a reasonable thing to do," Panamanian Acting FM Ricardo
Duran told POLCOUNS on August 21 during presentation of
reftel demarche. Acknowledging that he was not aware of the
situation in the 1540 Committee, Duran advise the U.S. to
engage in New York with Panamanian PermRep to the UN Arias.
Duran undertook to share this demarche with First VP and FM
Samuel Lewis and MFA UNSC Senior Advisor Nils Castro when
they return to Panama next week. Post is also sharing this
demarche with MFA working level and will report any further
developments.
EATON

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