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Cablegate: Brazil: Demarche On Iica Meeting for Biosafety Protocol

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SUBJECT: BRAZIL: DEMARCHE ON IICA MEETING FOR BIOSAFETY PROTOCOL
LIABILITY AND REDRESS

REF: STATE 114855

1. Per REFTEL, Post discussed with Government of Brazil (GOB)
officials Brazil's participation at the Inter-American Institute for
Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) regional meeting in Santiago,
Chile on November 12 and 13th, 2009. Marcus Vinicius Coelho, Office
of Agricultural Protection (SDA), Division of Biosafety, Ministry of
Agriculture will attend the IICA Workshop in Santiago, Chile.

2. The Ministry of External Relations' Division for the Environment
reports that most likely the Director, Fernando Coimbra, will lead
the Brazilian delegation to the liability and redress protocol
negotiations in Kuala Lumpur in February 2010. Coimbra's
assistant,Pedro Andrade, will also probably attend. Marcus Vinicius
Coelho from the Agriculture Ministry will also attend. It is
unknown if anyone else from the GOB will attend the Kuala Lumpur
meeting.

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