Cablegate: Demarche Delivered to Spain in Support of U.S.
PP RUEHAG RUEHDF RUEHIK RUEHLZ RUEHROV
DE RUEHMD #2048 3031022
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 301022Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3719
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE
UNCLAS MADRID 002048
STATE FOR IP/T FOR LUFTIG, LONDON FOR EST-JWHITTLESEY, USCG
FOR CG-52 AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC IMO EWWT PHSA UK
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED TO SPAIN IN SUPPORT OF U.S.
CANDIDACY TO THE IMO
REF: STATE 148540
1. EconOff relayed reftel demarche on October 29 to Juan Luis
Munoz de Laborde, MFA's Deputy Director for Economic
Multilateral Relations. EconOff asked that Spain support the
U.S. candidacy for Category A membership to the International
Maritime Organization (IMO) council. Munoz de Laborde
expressed Spain's support by saying that because U.S.
maritime interests were so strong, U.S. membership should
continue in the same category. Munoz de Laborde confirmed
that Spain would re-seek Category B membership.