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Cablegate: Spanish Congress Ratifies S and T Agreement

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UNCLAS MADRID 004768

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR OES/STC (GEORGE DRAGNICH) AND EUR/WE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OSCI PREL SP
SUBJECT: SPANISH CONGRESS RATIFIES S AND T AGREEMENT
EXTENSION

1. This is an action request for OES/STC -- see para 3.

2. Embassy has received Spanish Foreign Ministry Note
Verbal 385/2.3, dated December 14, 2004, informing us that
the Spanish lower house and Senate had ratified the January
20 and February 2, 2004 exchange of notes extending the
validity of the October 27, 1994 bilateral Education,
Culture, and Science Cooperation Agreement. The note
indicates that this congressional ratification was the final
legal step Spain needed to accomplish to bring the agreement
extension into legal force in Spain. The note concluded by
requesting a formal note verbal from the U.S. side regarding
our efforts to bring the agreement extension into legal force
in the U.S.

3. ACTION REQUEST: Please provide via front channel cable
or EMail (forderk@state.gov) the text of a note verbal we can
use to respond to the GOS request.
MANZANARES

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