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Cablegate: Brazil: Agreement to the Extension of Space Cooperation

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 092022Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1842
INFO RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO 6243
RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO 2180
RUEHRG/AMCONSUL RECIFE 8121

UNCLAS BRASILIA 000779

SIPDIS

STATE FOR OES/SAT RFORD AND D.MURR
STATE FOR L/OES FOR 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 THE EXTENSION OF SPACE COOPERATION
AGREEMENT

REF: 2008 STATE 14945

1. SUMMARY. The Government of Brazil agrees on the extension of
the Cooperation Agreement in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space signed
in 1996. END SUMMARY.

2. In response to the diplomatic note from Embassy (per REFTEL)
proposing the extension of Brazil's participation in the cooperation
in the peaceful uses of outer space, on June 6, 2008, Post received
a diplomatic note (DMAE/CGEUC/DAI/71/MESP) from Brazil's Ministry of
External Relations agreeing to the extension of the Agreement.

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

The Ministry of External Relations complements the United States of
America Embassy and has the honor to refer to Diplomatic Note number
58 dated February 21, 2008, which proposes the extension, until
January 31, 2009, of the Cooperation Agreement in the Peaceful Uses
of Outer Space, signed at Brasilia on March 1, 1996.

Regarding this matter, the Ministry of External Relations informs
that the Government of Brazil agrees with the extension of the
Agreement, in the terms proposed by that Embassy.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs equally agrees that the referenced
and actual notes constitute an agreement between the two Governments
to extend the Agreement, which shall enter into force on the date of
July 9, 2007."

SOBEL

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