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Cablegate: Unga Oceans and Law of the Sea - Brazil Will Not Make

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBR #2570 3411922
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 071922Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7600

UNCLAS BRASILIA 002570

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WPOPP AND OES/OA AHAYES

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHSA KSCA SENV BR
SUBJECT: UNGA OCEANS AND LAW OF THE SEA - BRAZIL WILL NOT MAKE
STATEMENT TO THE UNGA ON TORRES STRAIGHT DEBATE

REF: STATE 195607

Science Office delivered demarche in REFTEL on Dec. 6 to Maria
Teresa Pessoa, Director of the Space and Sea Division of the
Brazilian Foreign Ministry. In response to the demarche, Pessoa
stated that the Government of Brazil recognizes the prerogative of
Australia to establish navigational regulations in waters under
Australia's jurisdiction, but does not intend to intervene in the
Plenary. Brazil will not make a statement to the United Nations
General Assembly.

CHICOLA

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