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Cablegate: Nicaragua: Provisional Response to Draft Limited

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DEPT FOR PM/ISO, L/PM, PMB, WHA/PPC, WHA/CEN
L/PM FOR THERESA MITCHELL
PLEASE PASS DOD FOR MICHAEL M. MACMURRAY AND JAMES ALVERSON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV PARM MARR NU
SUBJECT: NICARAGUA: PROVISIONAL RESPONSE TO DRAFT LIMITED
EXERCISE BILATERAL AGREEMENT

REF: STATE 045749

1. Embassy received the following diplomatic note in response
to reftel. As stated in the note, the GON has not yet
completed internal consultations, but Ministry of Foreign
Affairs contacts do not predict any major difficulties. Post
has faxed a copy of the note to WHA/CEN will report final GON
response as soon as it is received. An unofficial
translation follows.

2. BEGIN TEXT:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the
Republic of Nicaragua, General Department of Legal Affairs,
Sovereignty and Territory, presents its compliments to the
Honorable Embassy of the United States of America, on the
occasion to refer to its project "Agreement between Nicaragua
and the United States regarding the status of the members of
the armed forces and civil personnel of the United States
Defense Department, temporarily present in Nicaragua in
connection with military exercises, training events and other
activities agreed during the year 2006," effected by exchange
of notes.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the
Republic of Nicaragua has the honor to inform to this Embassy
that consultations are still taking place with the
appropriate institutions, in order to find suitable
mechanisms for the fulfillment of the requirements
established by the Political Constitution of the Republic of
Nicaragua and the laws in effect in the national territory.

Some matters have already been elucidated to date, and in
regards to the documents necessary for the entry and exit of
the military or civil personnel of the United States into the
national territory, this Ministry consulted with the General
Department of Migration and Foreigners (DCME) of the Ministry
of Governance, and the DCME would be disposed to facilitate
the entry and exit of such personnel under these conditions:

They bear one of the following identification documents:

a) Valid Passport
b) Drivers License;
c) Travel Permit, individual or collective;
d) Identification issued by the Army and/or Defense
Department of the United States.

2. They fill out the country's migratory entry and exit card.

3. DGME receives physical evidence of the identification to
be utilized, before the entry and exit of the military or
civil personnel mentioned in the United States proposal.


The Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Government of the
Republic of Nicaragua, General Department of Legal Affairs,
Sovereignty and Territory avails itself of this opportunity
to renew to the Honorable Embassy of the United States of
America the assurances of its highest and distinguished
consideration.

Managua, July 20, 2006

To the Honorable
Embassy of the United States of America
Managua

END TEXT.
TRIVELLI

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