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Cablegate: Brazil: Agreement to Suspend Brazil's Participation In

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RR RUEHRG
DE RUEHBR #0737 1511028
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 301028Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1771
INFO RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO 2136
RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO 6199
RUEHRG/AMCONSUL RECIFE 8080

UNCLAS BRASILIA 000737

SIPDIS

STATE FOR OES/SAT FOR R.FORD AND D.MURR
STATE FOR L/OES FOR M.SIMONOFF
STATE FOR OES/PCI FOR L.SPERLING
STATE FOR WHA/BSC FOR D.SCHNIER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TSPA KSCA SENV BR
SUBJECT: BRAZIL: AGREEMENT TO SUSPEND BRAZIL'S PARTICIPATION IN
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION AGREEMENT

REF: 2007 STATE 115699

1. SUMMARY. The Government of Brazil has completed the exchange of
diplomatic notes that suspends Brazil's particpation in the
International Space Station. Per the two notes, the suspension took
effect upon the receipt by Post of this second note, which occurred
on May 29, 2008. END SUMMARY.

2. In response to the diplomatic note from Embassy (per REFTEL)
proposing the suspension of Brazil's participation in the
International Space Station (ISS), the Post has received on May 29
diplomatic note (DMAE/CGEUC/DAI/01/MESP) from Brazil's Ministry of
External Relations dated May 9, 2008, agreeing to the suspension.
The note was signed by the acting Minister of External Relations Ruy
Nunes Pinto Nogueira. A copy of the Note and the informal
translation will be sent to WHA/BSC and OES/SAT.

3. An informal translation of the note is as follows:
--------------------------------------------- ---------

Mr. Ambassador,

I have the honor to confirm receiving Diplomatic Note number 137 of
April 2, 2008, which has the following content:

"I have the honor to refer to the Implementing Arrangement between
the Government of the United States of America and the Government of
the Federative Republic of Brazil for the Design, Development,
Operation and Use of Flight Equipment and Payloads for the
International Space Station Program (the Arrangement), signed at
Brasilia October 14, 1997.

Based on discussions between representatives of the Government of
the United States and the Government of Brazil concerning the
implementation of the Arrangement and the progress in completion of
the International Space Station, I have the honor to propose that
the Arrangement be suspended for an indefinite period of time. I
also have the honor to propose that the suspension of the
Arrangement shall take effect upon receipt of your signed note in
reply.

Accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration."

2. Regarding this matter, I would like to inform you that the
Government of Brazil agrees with the suspension of the Implementing
Agreement, with the objective of evaluating future opportunities of
additional cooperation in this area.

3. The Government of Brazil equally agrees that both the referenced
Note and the present responding Note are part of the understanding
of the two Governments for the suspension of the referred
Implementing Agreement, and will go into effect the moment that you
receive the present Note.

I would like to take this opportunity to renew, Excellency, the
assurances of my highest consideration.

SOBEL

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