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Cablegate: Mozambique: Codex Ad Hoc Task Force On

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UNCLAS MAPUTO 001061

SIPDIS
AF/S - HTREGER, EB - JBOBO, USDA/FAS/BIG - DWILLIAMS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TBIO EAGR ECON MZ
SUBJECT: MOZAMBIQUE: CODEX AD HOC TASK FORCE ON
BIOTECHNOLOGY

REF: STATE 147159
Econ/poloff met August 19 with Faruque Faquira, Head of
Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Directorate for
International Organizations and Conferences (DOIC), to
deliver reftel talking points and non-paper. Faquira stated
his office was unaware of the upcoming Task Force meeting.
He said he did not believe that the GRM would send a
representative. Faquira indicated that the GRM did not have
the knowledge and resources to consider issues of
biotechnology at this time, though he did offer to share the
information with his counterparts in the Ministry of
Agriculture and provide post with any substantive comments.
La Lime

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