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Cablegate: Diplomatic Note Regarding Postal Union of the Americas,

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TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3790

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000903

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PASS TO IO/T GLOVER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS:ECPS, PREL, CI
SUBJECT: DIPLOMATIC NOTE REGARDING POSTAL UNION OF THE AMERICAS,
SPAIN AND PORTUGAL CONGRESS 2009

1. This cable is an action message. Please see paragraph 4.

2. On September 17, Post received Diplomatic Note number 298 dated
September 9, from the Ministry of Foreign Relations forwarding a
letter to Michael Glover, Office of Technical Specialized Agencies
Director, from Chile's Minister of Transportation and
Telecommunications Rene Cortazar. The letter invites the United
States to participate in the XXI Congress of the Postal Union of the
Americas, Spain, and Portugal.

3. Begin Post's informal translation of the letter attached to
Diplomatic Note 298

Dear Mr. Director:

I have the honor to inform you that, in accordance with Resolution
LII of the XIX Congress of the Postal Union of the Americas, Spain
and Portugal (UPAEP), held in Rio de Janeiro en 2005, in which the
Government of Chile's invitation to host the next conference was
accepted, the XXI Congress of the UPAEP will be held in Santiago,
Chile August 19-25, 2009.

The Congress is the highest agency of the UPAEP and is comprised of
plenipotentiary representatives from its 27 member countries and
territories which meet regularly every four years to debate
propositions presented by the members and by the agencies of the
Union; to establish strategies, improvements, and the development of
postal services; to revise and modify the Acts of the Union; as well
as elect its authorities for the new period.

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In the name of the Government of Chile, I have the honor to invite
the Government of the United States of America to participate in the
XXI Congress of the Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and
Portugal, to be held in Santiago, Chile, August 19-25, 2009.

I take this opportunity to renew to you, Mr. Director, the
assurances of my highest and most distinguished consideration.

Rene Cortazar Sanz
Minister of Transportation, and Telecommunications

4. Action Request: Post requests the Department forward the text of
this letter to Mr. Michael Glover and provide Post with guidance for
a response.

SIMONS

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