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Cablegate: Ambassador Demarches President and Fm On Special

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id: 13076
date: 1/7/2004 11:25
refid: 04BOGOTA92
origin: Embassy Bogota
classification: CONFIDENTIAL
destination: 04SECSTATE443
header:
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

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C O N F I D E N T I A L BOGOTA 000092

SIPDIS

WHA FOR A/S NORIEGA

SECOND C O R R E C E T E D C O P Y (CORRECTED MISSPELLED WORD)

E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/06/2014
TAGS: PREL KSUM CO OAS
SUBJECT: AMBASSADOR DEMARCHES PRESIDENT AND FM ON SPECIAL
SUMMIT

REF: SECSTATE 443

Classified By: Ambassador William B. Wood for reasons
1.5 (b) and (d).


1. (C) As requested by reftel, Ambassador Wood demarched President
Uribe on January 4, 2004 and Foreign Minister Carolina Barco on
January 5, both in the company of Senator Bill Frist. In the
meeting with Barco, Senator Frist himself urged Colombian support
for USG proposals at the Special Summit of the Americas. Ambassador
Wood then outlined the key commitments -- transparency and anti-
corruption; accountability in education; firm dates for economic
reform and HIV/AIDS treatment; and anti-terrorism -- noting that
they would benefit all concerned. Both Uribe and Barco expressed
general support for USG goals. The GOC Special Summit lead,
Vice-Minister Camilo Reyes, said he would cooperate with the USG
delegation to achieve an action-oriented declaration with specific
milestones.

2. (C) In a follow up conversation with the MFA North America
Desk Officer on January 6, poloff was told that GOC would support
all USG Summit points.

3. (U) President Uribe and Minister Barco plan to arrive in
Monterrey on January 12 at approximately 3:00 p.m. and to depart
January 13 at 6:00 p.m.

WOOD

=======================CABLE ENDS============================

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