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Cablegate: Nigeria to Support U.S. Trips Moratorium

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS ABUJA 000277

SIPDIS


SENSITIVE


STATE FOR AF/W, EB/TPP
STATE PASS USTR
COMMERCE FOR ITA/MAC
GENEVA PASS USTR


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD KIPR NI WTRO
SUBJECT: NIGERIA TO SUPPORT U.S. TRIPS MORATORIUM


REF: A. ABUJA 29
B. 02 STATE 265619


(SBU) Minister of Commerce Precious Ngelale on February 7
told the DCM Nigeria would oppose any effort that would delay
the implementation of a solution to the current impasse over
the Doha Declaration on Public Health. He said Nigeria would
not support expansion of the moratorium to cover conditions
other than HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and other deadly
infectious diseases afflicting Africans. He concluded, "We
agree completely with the U.S. position. I don't think it
would be difficult to get many of my colleagues to agree as
well."
JETER

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