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Cablegate: Spain Receives Letter From Secretary Clinton To

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STATE FOR EUR/WE, NEA/IPA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID OPDC PREL WBG EU IS SP
SUBJECT: SPAIN RECEIVES LETTER FROM SECRETARY CLINTON TO
AHLC MEMBERS RE: BUDGET SUPPORT

REF: STATE 120487

1. Reftel letter was delivered to Foreign Minister Moratinos
on November 23. While a formal response is still pending,
contacts at the MFA have reaffirmed Spain's commitment to
provide essential funding for the Palestinian Authority,
particularly through EU mechanisms. Foreign Minister
Moratinos is likely to provide more information during his
December 14 bilateral meeting scheduled with Secretary
Clinton in Washington.
CHACON

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