Cablegate: Ecuador Open to Summit of the Americas Alternative

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E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: STATE 158875

1. (SBU) Summary: The GOE's representative at the September
7-9 Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG) meeting in
Buenos Aires told us the GOE shares USG concern over progress
of the declaration and agrees that a leaders statement may be
a necessary alternative. End Summary.

2. (SBU) MFA summit coordinator Ambassador Mauricio
Montalvo told PolChief on September 6 that the GOE shares USG
concern over the plodding pace of negotiations of a
Declaration and Plan of Action for the 2005 Summit of the
Americas. Previous negotiating sessions were painfully slow,
he said, and at this rate at least one additional SIRG
meeting would be necessary in October to have any hope for
consensus at the November summit meeting.

3. (SBU) Montalvo said the GOE is "practical" and willing to
consider alternatives such as a leaders statement focusing on
the role of democratic governance, the private sector, the
free market and trade in generating jobs and prosperity.
Foreign Minister Parra shares the view, he said, that the
declaration negotiation is proceeding too slowly and that
alternatives should be considered.

4. (SBU) We recommend further engagement by the USdel with
Montalvo in Buenos Aires.

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