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Cablegate: Colombia has No Plans for Representation in Iraq

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

UNCLAS BOGOTA 004875

SIPDIS

PLEASE PASS TO NEA AND PMAT.

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AMGT PREL IZ CO
SUBJECT: COLOMBIA HAS NO PLANS FOR REPRESENTATION IN IRAQ

REF: STATE 089241

As instructed by reftel, post briefed the GOC on U.S. plans
for our mission to Iraq, and asked for their plans for
representation. The MFA's Director for Asia, Africa, and
Oceania, Ambassador Guillermo Orjuela, advised post that GOC
has no plans for representation. He noted that the MFA has
closed several embassies, including their mission to Iran in
2002, as part of austerity measures introduced by the Uribe
Administration. He said that the GOC did not have relations
with Iraq prior to the war. Drawing on memory, he added that
in the late 1970s the GOC conducted relations with Iraq via
their mission in Vienna. We will advise of any changes in
the GOC position.
WOOD

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