This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
id: 13076 date: 1/7/2004 11:25 refid: 04BOGOTA92 origin: Embassy Bogota classification: CONFIDENTIAL destination: 04SECSTATE443 header: This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
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C O N F I D E N T I A L BOGOTA 000092
WHA FOR A/S NORIEGA
SECOND C O R R E C E T E D C O P Y (CORRECTED MISSPELLED WORD)
E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/06/2014 TAGS: PREL KSUM CO OAS SUBJECT: AMBASSADOR DEMARCHES PRESIDENT AND FM ON SPECIAL SUMMIT
REF: SECSTATE 443
Classified By: Ambassador William B. Wood for reasons 1.5 (b) and (d).
1. (C) As requested by reftel, Ambassador Wood demarched President Uribe on January 4, 2004 and Foreign Minister Carolina Barco on January 5, both in the company of Senator Bill Frist. In the meeting with Barco, Senator Frist himself urged Colombian support for USG proposals at the Special Summit of the Americas. Ambassador Wood then outlined the key commitments -- transparency and anti- corruption; accountability in education; firm dates for economic reform and HIV/AIDS treatment; and anti-terrorism -- noting that they would benefit all concerned. Both Uribe and Barco expressed general support for USG goals. The GOC Special Summit lead, Vice-Minister Camilo Reyes, said he would cooperate with the USG delegation to achieve an action-oriented declaration with specific milestones.
2. (C) In a follow up conversation with the MFA North America Desk Officer on January 6, poloff was told that GOC would support all USG Summit points.
3. (U) President Uribe and Minister Barco plan to arrive in Monterrey on January 12 at approximately 3:00 p.m. and to depart January 13 at 6:00 p.m.