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Cablegate: Spain/Gi Portal Conference: Gos Will Encourage

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TAGS: PTER KGIC PARM PREL SP
SUBJECT: SPAIN/GI PORTAL CONFERENCE: GOS WILL ENCOURAGE
PARTNERS TO ATTEND BUT CANNOT PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING

REF: STATE 114745

1. Poloff delivered REFTEL request on August 16 to Ignacio
Sanchez de Lerin, MFA DDG for Nonproliferation and Arms
Control, to inquire whether Spain would be willing to conduct
regional outreach with European GI partner nations to
bolster attendance at the Garmisch conference. Poloff also
inquired if Spain would be willing and able to fund GI
partner nation representatives to attend the meeting.
Sanchez was on summer holiday but responded on August 21. He
said that his government would certainly lobby other partners
to attend the GI Portal conference, but regretted that
Spanish law does not allow the funding of foreign civil
servants' travel unless covered by previous legal agreement.
Sanchez said that he had looked into possibilities to bypass
this regulation through extraordinary channels, but was not
successful. He said that Spain looks forward to a productive
series of meetings at the end of the month.
AGUIRRE

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