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05ASUNCION196
2005-02-08 18:40:00
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PREPARATIONS FOR THE CICTE FIFTH REGULAR SESSION

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						UNCLAS ASUNCION 000196 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/USOAS, WHA/PPC, WHA/BSC, S/CT

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER PREL AORC PA
SUBJECT: PREPARATIONS FOR THE CICTE FIFTH REGULAR SESSION
FEBRUARY 16-18, IN PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD

REF: SECSTATE 17684

UNCLAS ASUNCION 000196

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/USOAS, WHA/PPC, WHA/BSC, S/CT

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER PREL AORC PA
SUBJECT: PREPARATIONS FOR THE CICTE FIFTH REGULAR SESSION
FEBRUARY 16-18, IN PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD

REF: SECSTATE 17684


1. On February 8, PolOff met with Julio Arriola, Director
of Multilateral Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
to deliver reftel demarche regarding the upcoming fifth
session of the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism
(CICTE) in Port of Spain, Trinidad, February 16-18, 2005.


2. Arriola said Director Braulio Ferreira, the Vice-Minister
of Internal Security will be leading the Paraguayan
delegation to the session. Director Ferreira will be
accompanied by Arriola, who is a primary contact on
counterterrorism issues in the GOP.


3. Paraguay ratified the Inter-American Convention Against
Terrorism in December 2004. Regarding the use of language
previously agreed to in past CICTE meetings, referring to
"connections" between terrorism and related crimes, Arriola
said he agreed with the U.S. position and would be discussing
this and other counterterrorism issues with Director Ferreira
later this week, prior to the session.
JOHNSON