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Cablegate: Finland Review for Suspension of Title Iii of The

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FM AMEMBASSY HELSINKI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3958
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS HELSINKI 000881

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/CCA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD ETTC PREL CU FI
SUBJECT: FINLAND REVIEW FOR SUSPENSION OF TITLE III OF THE
LIBERTAD ACT

REF: STATE 158768

(SBU) Post provides the following responses, keyed to
questions in paragraph 5 of reftel:

--1) Finland-based multinationals such as Wartsila and Nokia
have investments and sell products and services in Cuba.
However, we have no information to suggest that these
businesses have trafficked or that they have any intention to
traffic in confiscated Cuban properties.

--2) Finland has no significant bilateral trade agreements
with Cuba.

--3) There are no significant government-funded student
exchanges between Cuba and Finland and no Cuban-paid medical
travel for Finnish nationals that post is aware of. If any
Cuban medical personnel work in Finland, they are here as a
result of economic or family-based immigration, not/not as
part of a Cuban or Finnish Government-sponsored program.

--4) Finland has no Embassy in Cuba, no bilateral aid
projects, and very little contact with Cuban officials. It
has worked to promote democracy in Cuba by supporting common
EU positions.

--5) There have been no high-level visits in the past six
months.
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