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Cablegate: Latvia: No Position yet On U.S. Codex Candidate

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TAGS: EAGR ECON ETRD TBIO KPAO LG
SUBJECT: LATVIA: NO POSITION YET ON U.S. CODEX CANDIDATE

REF: State 50336

Post delivered reftel demarche via diplomatic note to the MFA on May
22, requesting Latvian support for Dr. Hulebak's candidacy for
Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission. In addition, last
week post delivered U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Schafer's letter
supporting Dr. Hulebak's candidacy to Agriculture Minister Martins
Roze. Post has followed up with the MFA's International
Organizations Division on numerous occasions to determine Latvia's
position on Dr. Hulebak's candidacy, but to date, the MFA states
that no position has been reached. Sarmite Danne, Acting Head of
the International Organizations Division, stated on June 16 that the
MFA continues to await input from the Agriculture Ministry and
expects a determination shortly on whether Latvia will support the
U.S. candidate.

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