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03ROME160
2003-01-14 17:24:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Rome
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OFFICIAL-INFORMAL NO. 01, 01/14/02

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						C O N F I D E N T I A L ROME 000160 

SIPDIS

EUR/WE FOR DEAN FROM CHARGE

E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/14/2013
TAGS: AMGT IT UN
SUBJECT: OFFICIAL-INFORMAL NO. 01, 01/14/02

CLASSIFIED BY: CHARGE D'AFFAIRES EMIL SKODON FOR REASONS 1.5 (B) AND (D
).

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DPRK
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1. (C) DURING MY COURTESY CALLS YESTERDAY ON THE MFA DG AND
U/S FOR ASIA (GUIDO MARTINI AND MARGHERITA BONIVER,
RESPECTIVELY), THE GOI PROPOSAL TO SHIP "HUMANITARIAN" FUEL
OIL TO NORTH KOREA AROSE. OUR IMPRESSION WAS THAT THIS WAS
AN INITIATIVE OF THE DG WHILE THE U/S WAS ON HOLIDAY LEAVE.
BONIVER QUASHED IT AS SOON AS SHE RETURNED, EMPHASIZING THE
NEED TO WORK THROUGH/WITH US. THEY ARE STILL INTERESTED,
HOWEVER -- IF WE THINK IT OR ANOTHER INITIATIVE MIGHT BE
USEFUL. (BERLUSCONI APPARENTLY AGAIN URGED HIS TEAM TO BE
PROACTIVE IN HELPING THE U.S. IF POSSIBLE.) ABSENT SPECIFIC
GUIDANCE FROM WASHINGTON ABOUT THE GOI PROPOSAL, I SUGGESTED
THIS WAS NOT THE MOST OPPORTUNE TIME FOR SUCH AN INITIATIVE,
AS WE STRONGLY DID NOT WANT ANYTHING DONE THAT COULD BE
INTERPRETED AS A REWARD FOR DPRK BAD BEHAVIOR. I STRONGLY
RECOMMENDED THEY HOLD THE IDEA IN ABEYANCE, AT LEAST FOR THE
TIME BEING.

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MPP
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2. (SBU) WOULD LIKE TO KEEP YOU APPRISED OF MPP PROCESS AS
WE MOVE FORWARD, TO MAKE SURE WE ARE IN SYNC TO EXTENT
POSSIBLE. WE DISCUSSED THE BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP, EMBASSY
ACTIVITIES, AND POLICY PRIORITIES FOR FORTHCOMING FY'S AT A
FREEWHEELING ALL-AGENCIES MEETING ON 13 JANUARY. FOLLOWING
WERE IDENTIFIED AS KEY STRATEGIC AND PERFORMANCE GOALS (IN NO
PARTICULAR ORDER):

REGIONAL STABILITY, RS.01 -- CLOSE TIES WITH ALLIES AND
FRIENDS

ECONOMIC PROSPERITY AND SECURITY, EP.03 -- EXPANSION OF U.S.
ECONOMIC ACCESS

AMERICAN CITIZENS, AC.01 -- ASSISTANCE TO CITIZENS ABROAD

INTERNATIONAL CRIME AND DRUGS, IC.02 -- LAW ENFORCEMENT AND
JUDICIAL SYSTEM COOPERATION

HOMELAND SECURITY, HS.01 -- PROPER VISA ADJUDICATION AND
HS.02 -- INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK PROTECTION

COUNTERTERRORISM, CT.01 -- ACTIVE ANTI-TERRORIST COALITIONS,
CT.02 -- FROZEN TERRORIST ASSETS, AND CT.03 -- PREVENTION AND
RESPONSE TO TERRORISM



3. (U) WE HAVE SET UP WORKING GROUPS TO ADDRESS EACH OF THE
SIX STRATEGIC GOAL AREAS, CONSOLIDATE SOME OF THE MULTIPLE
PERFORMANCE GOALS UNDER THE HOMELAND SECURITY AND
COUNTERTERRORISM RUBRICS, AND DRAFT PERFORMANCE GOAL PAPERS.
POL, ECON, JUSTICE, AND CONS WILL BE PRIMARY DRAFTERS. SORRY
FOR GOING THROUGH SUCH A LENGTHY DESCRIPTION, BUT THIS WILL
BE CONSUMING A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME AND I THOUGHT IT USEFUL
FOR YOU TO KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. LET ME KNOW IF ANY OF
THE POLICY DIRECTIONS IN WHICH WE ARE HEADING STRIKE A
DISCORDANT NOTE WITH YOU.



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MARZANO


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4. (SBU) SCOTT WILL BE MEETING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, AT
1830 WITH PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITIES MINISTER MARZANO TO TRY TO
LIGHT A FIRE UNDER MINISTRY PREPARATIONS FOR THE FEBRUARY
VISIT TO WASHINGTON OF A PTO DELEGATION. HE WILL DELIVER A
FOLLOW-UP LETTER FROM COMMERCE UNDER SECRETARY JAMES ROGAN
WHICH HIGHLIGHTS THE PRIORITY ITEMS TO BE FINALIZED DURING
THE VISIT: TRADEMARK E-FILING SYSTEMS, TRAINING SPECIALIZED
IPR JUDGES, AND RATIONALIZATION OF ITALIAN IPR LAW. SCOTT
WILL ALSO USE THE OCCASION TO PROVIDE MARZANO WITH THE USG
POSITION ON GALILEO.



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S-FRATTINI


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5. (C) THANKS VERY MUCH TO MARA FOR E-MAIL READOUT OF
P-SALLEO PREP DISCUSSION OF THIS FORTHCOMING ENCOUNTER. I'M
SCHEDULED TO SEE FRATTINI CHIEF OF STAFF RAGAGLINI ON FRIDAY
THE 17TH TO GO OVER AGENDA ONE LAST TIME. WILL DRAW FROM
MARA'S READOUT, BUT PLEASE LET ME KNOW ANY POINTS YOU MAY
WISH ME TO MAKE.
SKODON