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Cablegate: Spain Receives Demarche On Usg Policy Re Yemen

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DEPARTMENT FOR NEA/AP (ANDREW MACDONALD), EUR/WE (ALEX
MCKNIGHT, STACIE ZERDECKI)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL EAID YM EUN
SUBJECT: SPAIN RECEIVES DEMARCHE ON USG POLICY RE YEMEN

REF: SECSTATE 6940

1. (SBU) Post on January 25 delivered Ref demarche to GOS
officials, who indicated they would ensure that the
information reached the Spanish delegation to the January 27
meeting on Yemen in London. Iago Losada, Technical Adviser
in the MFA's sub-Directorate General for International
Terrorism Affairs, expressed appreciation for the demarche
and indicated he would share the non-paper with MFA regional
experts, including Director General (A/S-equivalent) Fidel
Sendagorta and Deputy-DG for the Near East Alberto Ucelay.
Losada also offered to send the document directly to the
Chief of Staff to Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos to
ensure that it reach the Minister in time. Losada said he
understood that Moratinos would lead the Spanish delegation.


2. (SBU) Meanwhile, ECONOFF that same day delivered the
demarche to Jose Maria Fernandez, Head of the Department of
Cooperation with Mediterranean and Arab countries within
Spain's Agency for Cooperation and International Development
(AECID - Spain's USAID equivalent). Fernandez said his
office primarily provides assistance to Yemen through
multilateral venues due to concerns regarding the ability of
the Yemeni state to deliver services to the Yemeni people.
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