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Cablegate: Mozambique Ratifies the U.S.-Mozambique Bilateral

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

UNCLAS MAPUTO 001625

SIPDIS
DEPT FOR AF/S - HTREGER, EB/OIA - MROCHE, L/T FOR ZYLMAN
COMMERCE FOR RTELCHIN
MCC FOR SGAULL, TBRIGGS
DEPT PASS USTR FOR PCOLEMAN, JSHRIER, AND DWEINER
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECIN ETRD EINV ECON MZ BIT
SUBJECT: MOZAMBIQUE RATIFIES THE U.S.-MOZAMBIQUE BILATERAL
INVESTMENT TREATY

REF: A. STATE 211525

B. EMAIL 9/1/04 FROM TIMOTHY BORN (MAPUTO) RE
US/MOZAMBIQUE BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATY

1. On December 14, Luis Sitoi, advisor to the Minister of
Industry and Commerce, informed the Embassy that the
Mozambican Council of Ministers ratified the U.S.-Mozambique
Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) during the week of Dec 6.
The text of the BIT has been sent for publication in
Mozambique's "Boletim de Repulica" (equivalent to our Federal
Register).

2. Post awaits a note verbale formally announcing the GRM's
ratification of the BIT. When we receive the note, we will
obtain and send to the Department the text of the GRM
instrument of ratification for L/T review. Embassy also will
present the GRM with U.S. proposed language for the exchange
of ratifying instruments.
LA LIME

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