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Cablegate: Portugal On U.S. Candidacy for Imo Council

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SUBJECT: PORTUGAL ON U.S. CANDIDACY FOR IMO COUNCIL

REF: STATE 98012

On October 19 post delivered reftel points, diplomatic note
and aide-memoire to Margarida Figueiredo and Goncalo Motta of
the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Office of
Technical and Economic Issues, who confirmed that Portugal
will not be a candidate for the International Maritime
Organization Council in the upcoming election but had no
other substantive reply.


For more reporting from Embassy Lisbon and information about Portugal,
please see our Intelink site:

http://www.intelink.sgov.gov/wiki/portal:port ugal
BALLARD

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