Search

 

Cablegate: Atpdea Letter to President Bush From Andean

VZCZCXYZ0008
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHPE #4325 3131921
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 091921Z NOV 06
FM AMEMBASSY LIMA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2931
INFO RUEHBO/AMEMBASSY BOGOTA 4071
RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA 7062
RUEHCV/AMEMBASSY CARACAS 9890
RUEHLP/AMEMBASSY LA PAZ NOV QUITO 0793
RUEHSG/AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO 0933
RHEHAAA/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC
RUMIAAA/CDR USCINCSO MIAMI FL

UNCLAS LIMA 004325

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

NSC FOR DTOMLINSON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PINR PHUM VE CO BL PE
SUBJECT: ATPDEA LETTER TO PRESIDENT BUSH FROM ANDEAN
COMMUNITY PRESIDENTS

1. Post received the following letter thanking President Bush
for his efforts to extend the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug
Eradication Act (ATPDEA) from Bolivian President Evo Morales,
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, Ecuadorian President
Alfredo Palacio and Peruvian Foreign Minister Jose Antonio
Garcia Belaunde on 11/6. It was conveyed to Embassy by
Secretary General of the Andean Community Alfredo Fuentes.

SIPDIS
Post has pouched the original to WHA/AND Peru Desk. Text
follows:

THE ANDEAN COMMUNITY

November 3, 2006

His Excellency
George W. Bush
President of the United States of America
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

We want to extend our thanks for your effort in the extension
of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act
(ATPDEA). As beneficiary countries of ATPDEA trade
preferences, we recognize its importance as a fundamental
tool for the promotion of economic development and the
strengthening of commercial relations between the United
States and our respective countries. At the same time, we
believe that the ATPDEA expresses our shared responsibility
in the fight against narcotics trafficking.

With ATPDEA's assistance, the Andean Region has increased its
exports and strengthened its common objectives. Key
industries in our economies have benefited substantially from
this legislation, which, at the same time, has generated
positive and tangible results to our societies in the form of
higher employment. This system of commercial preferences for
the Andean region has been fundamental to promoting
commercial development in our region. We want to reiterate
that the extension of ATPDEA will contribute to the stability
of the region, a key factor to the advancement of our
democracies.

We reiterate our thanks for your efforts to fight for ATPDEA
extension in the hope that this agreement continues to
generate the benefits that it has achieved to date.

We take this opportunity to express to you our highest
consideration.

Evo Morales Ayma
Constitutional President of Bolivia

Alvaro Uribe Velez
President of the Republic of Colombia

Alfredo Palacio Gonzalez
Constitutional President of the Republic of Ecuador

Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde
(Secretary) Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of
Peru

End Text.
STRUBLE

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

OECD: COVID-19 Crisis Puts Migration And Progress On Integration At Risk, Says

Watch the live webcast of the press conference Migration flows have increased over the past decade and some progress has been made to improve the integration of immigrants in the host countries. But some of these gains may be erased by the COVID-19 pandemic ... More>>


Pacific Media Watch: How Pacific Environmental Defenders Are Coping With The Covid Pandemic

SPECIAL REPORT: By Sri Krishnamurthi of Pacific Media Watch Pacific Climate Warriors - creative action to trigger better responses to climate crisis. Image: ... More>>

Reporters Without Borders: Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing Marred By Barriers To Open Justice

After monitoring four weeks of evidence in the US extradition proceedings against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates concern regarding the targeting of Assange for his contributions to journalism, and calls ... More>>

OHCHR: Stranded Migrants Need Safe And Dignified Return – UN Migrant Workers Committee

The UN Committee on Migrant Workers has today called on governments to take immediate action to address the inhumane conditions of migrant workers who are stranded in detention camps and ensure they can have an orderly, safe and dignified return to ... More>>