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04TEGUCIGALPA58
2004-01-09 22:13:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Tegucigalpa
Cable title:  

HONDURAS TO BE HELPFUL AT SPECIAL SUMMIT OF THE

Tags:   PREL  KSUM  KDEM  XM  XL  HO 
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L TEGUCIGALPA 000058 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/USOAS, WHA/EPSC (SLISTON), AND WHA/CEN

E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/09/2014
TAGS: PREL KSUM KDEM XM XL HO
SUBJECT: HONDURAS TO BE HELPFUL AT SPECIAL SUMMIT OF THE
AMERICAS

REF: A. STATE 443

B. 03 STATE 348650

Classified By: Francisco L. Palmieri, Political Counselor;
Reasons 1.5 (b) and (d).



1. (C) Ambassador Palmer delivered Ref A demarche to Honduran
President Ricardo Maduro and Foreign Minister Leonidas Rosa
Bautista on January 8 and 7. (Note: Post had delivered Ref B
demarche to MFA on December 29. End Note.) In separate
meetings with President Maduro and FM Rosa Bautista,
Ambassador Palmer emphasized the importance of the Summit
producing credible results that are meaningful to both
nations' general public. He particularly stressed the
importance of strong language on transparency and
anti-corruption efforts, education, terrorism and the need
for specific dates for completion of actions. President
Maduro and FM Rosa Bautista expressed their support for U.S.
objectives. Rosa Bautista told the Ambassador that he
expected MFA Director General for Foreign Policy Ambassador
Mario Fortin to work closely with the U.S. delegation to
ensure that the Summit declaration is geared towards
producing tangible results.



2. (C) FM Rosa Bautista told the Ambassador he would arrive
in Mexico on Sunday, January 11, and that President Maduro
would arrive on January 12. He noted that Ambassador Fortin
was already in Mexico and encouraged the U.S. delegation to
seek him out in order to explore ways that Honduras can be
more supportive of U.S. goals and objectives.
PALMER