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Cablegate: Panama to Outline Initiatives and Goals to Stem

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S E C R E T PANAMA 000663

SIPDIS


NOFORN


DEPARTMENT FOR NP/RA AND EAP/K


E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/02/2014
TAGS: KNNP PARM PREL PM LABOR HUMAN RIGHTSPOLMIL
SUBJECT: PANAMA TO OUTLINE INITIATIVES AND GOALS TO STEM
TRANSITING COMMODITIES OF CONCERN

REF: STATE 46592


Classified By: DCM Christopher J. McMullen for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)


(S/NF) On March 12, PolOff delivered ref talking points to
GOP Public Security and National Defense Council (Consejo)
Executive Secretary Ramiro Jarvis. On March 19, Jarvis
delivered GOP reply resulting from its full Consejo meeting
on March 15, chaired by Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso.
The GOP concurs with our concern surrounding North Korea's
purchase of commodities that can be used or modified for use
in North Korea's nuclear program. The GOP accepts its role
for stopping the transit of such commodities; Panama does not
produce those commodities. Jarvis reported Moscoso's
approval of a review of Panamanian Law to determine the
parameters of the GOP's authority over transshipments, and
noted Panama's general cooperation with and work on the
Transshipment Export Controls Initiative (TECI) and other
security-related initiatives, e.g., Export Control and
Related Border Security Assistance (EX-BIS) Program,
Container Security Initiative (CSI) and Proliferation
Security Initiative (PSI), as applicable in this specific
case. Jarvis agreed to present in April a GOP report to
Embassy on its initiatives and short-/long-term goals that
Panama believes will allow it to take action on ref
commodities of concern destined for North Korea.


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