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Cablegate: Defense Cooperation Agreement with Romania

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OO RUEHAST
DE RUEHBM #1158 2011753
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 201753Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4840
INFO RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS BUCHAREST 001158

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EUR/NCE - WILLIAM SILKWORTH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR PGOV PREL RO
SUBJECT: DEFENSE COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH ROMANIA
RATIFIED


1. (U) Summary: Embassy received on July 20 diplomatic note
no. H2-1/2187 dated July 14 confirming that the Parliament of
Romania ratified and published the Agreement between Romania
and the United States of America regarding the activities of
the U.S. forces stationed on Romania,s territory in the
Official Gazette (Monitorul Oficial) 585/07.06.2006. This
was the final step in ratifying the agreement, which may now
be implemented. End Summary.

2. (U) Below is an unofficial Embassy translation of the
diplomatic note, which post understands has also been
delivered in Washington.

Begin Text:


MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

H2-1/2187


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania presents its
compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America in
Bucharest and has the honor to inform that the Parliament of
Romania, by means of Law 268 of June 29, 2006, has ratified
the Agreement between Romania and the United States of
America regarding the activities of the U.S. forces stationed
on Romania,s territory, signed in Bucharest on December 6,
2005.
According to the provisions of article 16 of the Agreement,
the Agreement, including Appendices A and B, which represent
an integral part of the Agreement, will come into effect on
the date of the receipt by the United States of America of
the written notification from Romania, through diplomatic
channels, specifying that the legal domestic procedures for
the entry into force of the Agreement have been completed,
namely on the date on which the Embassy confirms the receipt
of the notification from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
Romania.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania requests the
Embassy of the United States of America to confirm the
receipt of the present verbal note, and to convey its content
to the relevant American authorities concerned.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania avails itself of
this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of the United States
of America the expression of its highest consideration.

Bucharest, July 12, 2006


To the Embassy of the United States of America
Bucharest

End Text.

3. (U) Amembassy Bucharest's reporting telegrams are
available on the Bucharest SIPRNet website:
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/bucharest
TAUBMAN

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