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Cablegate: Maliat Agreement with the Cook Islands

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHWL #0550 1950225
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 140225Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 3039

UNCLAS WELLINGTON 000550

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/ANP - DRICCI AND FOR EB/TRA - JHORWITZ

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAIR NZ
SUBJECT: MALIAT AGREEMENT WITH THE COOK ISLANDS


1. Embassy received the following Diplomatic Note from the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs and Trade on July 5, 2006. The Note has been
faxed to EB/TRA and to EAP/ANP.

Begin Text:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade presents its compliments
to the Embassy of the United States of America and has the honour to
refer to the Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of
International Air Transportation ("the Agreement") done at
Washington on 1 May 2001 and to which the United States of America
is a State Party, and to the Protocol to the Multilateral Agreement
on the Liberalization of International Air Transportation ("the
Protocol") done at Washington on 1 May 2001.

New Zealand, in its capacity as depositary, advised on 27 March 2006
that an Instrument of Accession to the Agreement and to the Protocol
had been received from the Government of the Cook Islands. Pursuant
to Article 20.5 of the Agreement, and Article 4.4 of the Protocol,
any State Party who did not wish the Agreement or the Protocol to
apply between that State Party and the Cook Islands must have
notified the depositary accordingly, in writing, within ninety
days.

As no State Party to the Agreement notified the depositary of such
non-application, the Agreement shall enter into force between all
States Parties to the Agreement and the Cook Islands on 23 July
2006, as the thirtieth (30th) day after the expiration of the ninety
day period referred to above.

As no State Party to the Protocol notified the depositary of such
non-application, the Protocol shall also enter into force between
all States Parties to the Protocol and the Cook Islands on 23 July
2006.

The current status list for the Convention is attached for the
United States of America's reference.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade takes this opportunity to
renew to the Embassy of the United States of America the assurances
of its highest consideration.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Wellington
5 July 2006

End text.

2. The Current Status List for the convention mentioned in the
Diplomatic Note will be forwarded to the Department via fax.

McCormick

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