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Cablegate: Romania: Entry Into Force of Seismic Monitoring Agreement

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P 260844Z AUG 09
FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9852

UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000589

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EUR/CE ASCHEIBE AND L/DCOOK

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON KTIA RO
SUBJECT: ROMANIA: ENTRY INTO FORCE OF SEISMIC MONITORING AGREEMENT

REF: STATE 83805

1. Post transmitted reftel text via Diplomatic Note 151/09 on
August 13, 2009 to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
The MFA replied on August 17 via Note Verbale H2-1/2646 affirming
their acceptance of the Department's proposal to establish December
7, 2001 as the date of entry into force of the Seismic Monitoring
Agreement signed between the Government of Romania and the United
States of America on September 28, 2000 at Patrick Air Force Base,
Florida. The text of the MFA reply follows.

2. Begin Text:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania presents its compliments
to the Embassy of the United States of America and, with reference
to the Note Verbale no. 151-09/13 August 2009 of the esteemed
Embassy, on the Agreement between the Government of Romania and the
Government of the United States of America concerning the
establishment and operation of a seismic monitoring station in
Romania, signed at Patrick Air Base, Florida, September 28, 2000,
has the honor to communicate the following:

The Romanian side considers that the proposal contained in Note
Verbale no. 151-09/13 August 2009, regarding the date of entry into
force of the abovementioned Agreement is acceptable to the Romanian
side.

Therefore, this note in reply and the note of the esteemed Embassy
constitute a shared understanding between the two Governments
regarding the official date of entry into force of the Agreement,
which shall be deemed to be December 7, 2001.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania avails itself of this
opportunity to renew to the Embassy of the United States of America
to Bucharest the assurance of its highest consideration.

End Text.

GUTHRIE-CORN

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