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Cablegate: Demarching Cyprus On Burmese Foreign Minister

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OO RUEHAG
DE RUEHNC #1331 2200458
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 080458Z AUG 06
FM AMEMBASSY NICOSIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6632
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

C O N F I D E N T I A L NICOSIA 001331

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/08/2016
TAGS: PGOV PHUM FI BU EUN
SUBJECT: DEMARCHING CYPRUS ON BURMESE FOREIGN MINISTER
INVITATION TO ASEM

REF: STATE 124139

Classified By: DCM Jane B. Zimmerman, reasons 1.4 B/D

1. (C) Poloff delivered reftel message on August 7, 2006 to
Stelios Makriyiannis in the MFA's Division of Asia and
Africa. He replied that the Finnish decision was not
surprising because it was indeed in accordance with the EU
common position that visas could be issued to Burma cabinet
members for multilateral meetings. He provided poloff with
the text of the common position and said that any time a
member of the Burmese government was invited to an EU
multilateral meeting, it was the EU's common intention to use
that invitation as an opportunity to raise difficult human
rights questions.
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