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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered On Proposed Global Partnership

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SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON PROPOSED GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
FOR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD (GPAF)

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1. (U) FAS Counselor delivered reftel points on November 26
to Santiago Menendez, Under Secretary of the Ministry of
Environment, Rural Development and Marine Affairs (which
includes Agriculture).

2, (U) ESTHOff also delivered reftel points on November 25
to Enrique Yturriaga Saldanha, Subdirector General for
International Organizations in the GOS Ministry of Foreign
Affairs.

3. (U) Both Under Secretary Menendez and Subdirector General
Yturriaga took note of reftel points, but neither provided a
substantive reponse. Post will forward any subsequent
reactions in septel.
AGUIRRE

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