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Cablegate: Spanish Participation at Fao June World Food

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMD #0563 1431604
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 221604Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 4808

UNCLAS MADRID 000563

SIPDIS

DEPT PASS USDA/FAS/OCRA, USDA/FAS/OFSO AND USDA/FAS/ONA
(BRIEMENSCHNEIDER AND ABURST)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC EAGR SP
SUBJECT: SPANISH PARTICIPATION AT FAO JUNE WORLD FOOD
SECURITY CONFERENCE

REF: USDA FAS 689508

1. (U) AgCouns confirmed on 5/20/08 with the Minister of
Environment, Rural Development and Marine Affairs' Chief of
Staff, Manuel Rossi, that President Jose Luis Rodriguez

Zapatero and Minister of Environment, Rural Development and
Marine Affairs Elena Espinosa Mangana will attend the Rome
June 3-5, 2008 food security conference. Given President
Zapatero's participation, it is conceivable that additional
cabinet members, as well as many staff people, will also
represent the Spanish government. AgCouns has e-mailed this
information to FAS Washington.
Aguirre

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