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UNCLAS PANAMA 000853
STATE FOR NP, T AND EUR
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP MNUC PREL PARM PM LABOR HUMAN RIGHTSPOLMIL
SUBJECT: PANAMA STRONGLY ENDORSES PSI LEADING UP TO
REF: A. STATE 79452
Â¶B. STATE 79091
On April 12, PolOff delivered ref A demarche to Panama's
Public Security and National Defense Council (Consejo)
Executive Secretary Ramiro Jarvis, who is leading the GOP's
final negotiations with the USG to amend the 2002
Salas-Becker Supplemental Maritime (shipriders) Agreement to
fulfill Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) purposes.
Jarvis strongly reiterated the GOP's support of the PSI and
its Statement of Interdiction Principles, which is referenced
in the preamble to the above-mentioned amendments, as well as
the goals of the anniversary meeting. Jarvis mentioned that
Minister of Government and Justice (MOGJ) Arnulfo Escalona
will make public statements to this effect in the coming
weeks in the context of concluding the amendments. A
Washington delegation visited Panama on April 5 and another
delegation will visit on April 14 to assist in the conclusion
of an agreement (responding to ref B).