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Cablegate: Cites Demarche Talking Points Delivered

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R 020952Z FEB 10
FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0296
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE

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STATE FOR OES/ENRC LLOYD GAMBLE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SENV KSCA CITES AORC UNEP RO
SUBJECT: CITES DEMARCHE TALKING POINTS DELIVERED

REF: STATE 6668

1. Post delivered reftel points to the office of Mr. Silviu Megan,
Romania's National CITES Representative in the Ministry of
Environment and Forestry, on January 29. However, the Ministry
informs us that Mr. Megan is traveling extensively and is
unavailable to meet before the February 5 deadline in reftel. Post
will seek a meeting with Megan upon his return.

2. Due to budget constraints, Mr. Megan's office was unable to
confirm if Romania will send a delegation to the March conference.
Post will report Romania's response to the U.S. proposals septel.

GITENSTEIN

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