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Cablegate: Spain to Vote in Favor of All Four Biotech

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R 101323Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3599
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS
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SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD TBIO ECPSN PREL SP
SUBJECT: SPAIN TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF ALL FOUR BIOTECH
VARIETIES

REF: SECSTATE 140452

On 10/09/07, Agricultural Counselor delivered reftel demarche
to the Ministry of Agriculture's Subdirector General for
International Relations, Alicia Villaruiz. EconOff delivered
the demarche on 10/09/07 to Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Economic Affairs Officer Pablo Montesino-Espartero and to
Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade Subdirector General
for EU Affairs, Inigo Febrel, on 10/09/07. Villaruiz told
the Agricultural Counselor on 10/10/07 that Spain would vote
in favor of all four varieties as a result of a positive
decision by Spain's Interministerial Committee on
Biotechnology.
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