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Cablegate: Grm Response: Acota End-Use, Security And

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 MAPUTO 001152

SIPDIS
STATE FOR AF/RSA - ACOTA, PM/RSAT, AND AF/S FOR BNEULING
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KTIA MASS MARR PREL MZ ACOTA
SUBJECT: GRM RESPONSE: ACOTA END-USE, SECURITY AND
RETRANSFER ASSURANCES

REF: STATE 122452

1. Post received on August 25 a diplomatic note containing
ACOTA end-use, security and retransfer assurances from GRM.
Following is the complete texts of diplomatic notes exchanged
between Post and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
of the Republic of Mozambique.

2. Begin text of U.S. note:
No. 297
The Embassy of the United States of America presents its
compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Cooperation of the Republic of Mozambique and has the honor
to inform the Ministry and has the honor to refer to the
provision of U.S. equipment and training in association with
the African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance
program. Further, the Embassy has the honor to refer to the
Ministry's note of 13 May 1994, which together with the
Embassy's note number 056 of 30 March 1994, constitute an
Agreement between the two governments regarding the end-use,
security and retransfer assurances for grants of defense
articles or related training or other defense services
furnished by the Government of the United States of America
under the authority of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as
amended, or successor legislation, to the Government of the
Republic of Mozambique (hereinafter, the Agreement). In this
regard, the Embassy proposes that the terms and conditions of
the Agreement shall apply to equipment, training, and related
services provided under the African Contingency Operations
Training and Assistance program to the Government of the
Republic of Mozambique and funded by Peacekeeping Operation
funds.
The Embassy proposes that, if the foregoing is acceptable to
the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, this diplomatic
note, together with the Ministry's reply, shall constitute an
agreement between the two governments which shall enter into
force as of the data of the Ministry's reply.
The Embassy of the United States of America avails itself of
the opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Cooperation of the Republic of Mozambique the assurances
of its highest consideration.
Maputo, June 23, 2004
End Text.

3. Begin Text of GRM note:
No. 369
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the
Republic of Mozambique presents its compliments to the
Embassy of the United States of America and refers to the
Embassy's note number 297, of June 23, 2004, which reads as
follows:
>
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the
Republic of Mozambique has the honor to confirm that the
proposal set forth in the Embassy's note is acceptable to the
Government of the Republic of Mozambique, and, this note in
reply, together with the above Embassy's note, constitute an
Agreement between the two Governments which shall enter into
force on this date.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the
Republic of Mozambique avails itself of the opportunity to
renew to the Embassy of the United States of America the
assurances of its highest consideration.
Maputo, August 23, 2004
End Text.

4. Certified copies of diplomatic notes will be pouched to
the Department, as per reftel reporting instructions.
DUDLEY

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