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Cablegate: Demarche - R/V Knorr Marine Research Clearance

VZCZCXYZ0026
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHLU #0782 2122119
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 312119Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY LUANDA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4199

UNCLAS LUANDA 000782

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

FOR AF/S

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KRVC TPHY EWWT AO WA
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE - R/V KNORR MARINE RESEARCH CLEARANCE
REQUEST 11/16/2007 TO 12/15/2007, FILE NO. 2007034

REF: STATE 59396

On 25 July 2007, Post followed up with MIREX about the
Embassy's May 30 2007 Diplomatic Note Number 77. requesting
clearance for Marine Research Vessel Knorr. Embassy shared
with MIREX America's Department Counselor Vicente Muanda a
copy of the 1996 Bilateral Economic, Technical and Related
Assistance Agreement. Post explained that the Knorr's
activity in Angolan territorial waters would consist of
taking water samples to measure concentrations of dissolved
minerals and assess their influence on marine biology.
Muanda said he would look into the matter.

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