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Cablegate: Spain On U.S. Candidacy for Icao

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 201332Z AUG 07
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO RUEHMT/AMCONSUL MONTREAL PRIORITY 0600
RULSDMK/DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3230
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS MADRID 001601

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

IO/T: LAURA LUFTIG, EB/TRA/OTP: MEGAN WALKLETT-TIGHE;
USICAO MONTREAL FOR LAURA FAUX-GABLE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL EAIR AORC ICAO SP ECON
SUBJECT: SPAIN ON U.S. CANDIDACY FOR ICAO

REF: SECSTATE 115443

EconOff relayed reftel demarche on August 20 to Juan Luis
Munoz de Laborde, MFA's Deputy Director for Economic
Multilateral Relations. EconOff asked that Spain support the
U.S. candidacy for Part I category membership to the Council
of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Although Munoz de Laborde did not expressly reveal how Spain
would vote during the September 2007 session, he hinted at
Spain's support by saying that the U.S. had always been a
Part I category member of the Council and should continue in
this tier. According to Munoz de Laborde, Manuel Bautista
Perez, Director General of Civil Aviation at the Ministry of
Infrastructure and Public Works, will be representing Spain
at the September ICAO session. Munoz de Laborde also noted
that Spain would be seeking Part II category membership.
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