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Cablegate: Ecuador Demarche Response: Psi

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TAGS: MNUC PARM PREL KNNP EC

SUBJECT: ECUADOR DEMARCHE RESPONSE: PSI

5TH ANNIVERSARY OUTREACH WORKSHOP

REF: A. STATE 75367 B. STATE 68499

1. (SBU) Poloff delivered Proliferation Security Initiative
(PSI) workshop summary (Ref A) and copy of letter (Ref B) to
MFA Director General of Multilateral Affairs Lourdes Puma on
August 6. Puma had been unaware of the workshop. She
expressed gratitude to the USG for organizing it, and asked
for copies of the meeting materials and presentations. Puma
further asserted the GOE's commitment to supporting
non-proliferation efforts. However, she declined to comment
on whether the GOE would endorse the PSI.
Hodges

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