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Cablegate: Brazil's Delegation to Upcoming Nuclear Nonproliferation

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ENRG KNNNP MNUC NPT PARM PREL BR
SUBJECT: Brazil's Delegation to Upcoming Nuclear Nonproliferation
Treaty Meetings

REF: State 102585

1. (U) THIS CABLE IS SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED AND NOT FOR
INTERNET DISTRIBUTION.

2. (U) On August 28, 2007, ESTH Counselor and ESTH Officer met with
Minister Santiago Mourao and Counselor Luiz Fernando Galvao of the
Ministry of External Relations (MRE) Division of Disarmament and
Sensitive Technologies to discuss REFTEL. Mourao stated that the
overall Government of Brazil (GOB) lead on Nuclear Nonproliferation
(NPT) issues Luis Galvao (abbott@mre.gov.br, 55 61 3411 8660). What
follows is a summary of expected GOB delegation leaders to each
meeting.

3. (U) NPT Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting in Geneva:
Ambassador Carlos Paranhos - Permanent Representative of Brazil to
the Conference on Disarmament
Counselor Luis Galvao - Deputy Head of the Division of Disarmament
and Sensitive Technologies
Counselor Julio Laranjeira - Permanent Mission of Brazil to the
Conference on Disarmament

4. (U) IAEA Board of Governors and General Conference meeting in
Vienna:
Ambassador Antonio J.V. Guerreiro - Permanent Representative of
Brazil to the IAEA
Minister Santiago Mourco - Head of the Division of Disarmament and
Sensitive Technologies (DDS)
Counselor Luis Galvco - Deputy Head of the Division of Disarmament
and Sensitive Technologies (DDS)

5. (U) UN General Assembly First Committee meeting:
Ambassador Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti - Permanent Representative of
Brazil to UN
Ambassador Carlos Paranhos - Permanent Representative of Brazil to
the Conference on Disarmament (first two weeks only)
Ambassador Jos Artur Denot Medeiros - Special Envoy for Disarmament
and Non-Proliferation Issues (and former President of the Nuclear
Suppliers Group)
Minister Santiago Mourco (second or third week only) - Head of the
Division of Disarmament and Sensitive Technologies (DDS)
Counselor Luis Galvco - Deputy Head of the Division of Disarmament
and Sensitive Technologies (DDS)
Counselor Carlos Perez - Brazilian Mission to the UN
Second Secretary Jandyr Ferreira dos Santos Junior - Brazilian
Mission to the UN

Mourao stressed that side meetings would be very important to the
GOB because "the more we talk the more we are able to learn about
where each of our governments stand."

6. (U) Post will continue to communicate with GOB as requested to
facilitate participation/communication with regard to these
meetings.

SOBEL

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