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05LIMA4644
2005-10-28 18:06:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Lima
Cable title:  

FOREIGN MINISTER ON SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS ISSUES

Tags:   KSUM  PREL  PE 
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L LIMA 004644 

SIPDIS

BUENOS AIRES PLEASE PASS TO SOA USDEL

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/28/2015
TAGS: KSUM PREL PE
SUBJECT: FOREIGN MINISTER ON SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS ISSUES

REF: A. MONSERRATE-STRUBLE EMAIL OF 10/29/05


B. LIMA 4578

C. LIMA 4577

D. STATE 195518

E. STATE 195226

Classified By: Political Counselor Alexander Margulies. Reason: 1.4(b
/d).

C O N F I D E N T I A L LIMA 004644

SIPDIS

BUENOS AIRES PLEASE PASS TO SOA USDEL

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/28/2015
TAGS: KSUM PREL PE
SUBJECT: FOREIGN MINISTER ON SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS ISSUES

REF: A. MONSERRATE-STRUBLE EMAIL OF 10/29/05


B. LIMA 4578

C. LIMA 4577

D. STATE 195518

E. STATE 195226

Classified By: Political Counselor Alexander Margulies. Reason: 1.4(b
/d).


1. (C) The Ambassador, accompanied by DCM and Polcouns,
discussed the pressing Summit of the Americas issues
(Reftels) with Foreign Minister Oscar Maurtua, U/S for the
Americas Pablo Portugal, Director of North American Affairs
Nestor Popolizio, and the Foreign Minister's Chief of Staff
Alfredo Chuquihuara at a breakfast on 10/28. Maurtua was
sympathetic to our message that we need to renew the Summit
Declaration's focus on the central point that the key to
poverty reduction is private-sector and SME-led growth, not
State sector programs. He anticipated our concern on
Venezuela's push to endorse the OAS Social Charter, noting
that negotiations on this document have yet to conclude.


2. (C) There were two areas, however, in which the Foreign
Minister indicated that Peru may not see eye-to-eye with the
U.S. First, he noted that migrant labor rights is a
sensitive issue for Peru, because of the large number of its
citizens overseas (though he did not mention that most are in
illegal status). Maurtua took thoughtful note of the
Ambassador's point that migrants need host government
permission anywhere in the hemisphere to work legally, and to
the USG's suggestion that the Summit Declaration simply refer
to internationally recognized workers' rights. Second, the
Foreign Minister expressed concern that the self-standing
declarations being submitted, including those proffered by
the U.S., could complicate efforts to focus on and close-out
the Final Declaration.


3. (SBU) Polcouns subsequently provided the text of the
Summit talking points to Popolizio, to the Foreign Ministry's
Director of Multilateral Affairs, Julio Garro, and to its
Summit Action Officer Romulo Acurio (currently in Buenos
Aires). Garro will brief the points to U/S for Political
Affairs Fernando Rojas, who will head Peru's negotiating team
and is departing for Argentina on 10/28.
STRUBLE