DE RUEHBE #0248 0762043
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 172043Z MAR 06 ZDK
FM AMEMBASSY BELIZE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9816
INFO RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE
RUCNCOM/EC CARICOM COLLECTIVE
RHMFISS/CDR USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL
UNCLAS BELIZE 000248
DEPT FOR WHA/CEN - JASON MACK DEPT FOR WHA/FO - GIOVANNI SNIDLE DEPT FOR PM/WRA - STEPHANIE PICO
1. (SBU) Per reftel, post passed non-paper and draft Initiative concerning the U.S.-CARICOM Initiative to Combat Illicit Trafficking in Arms (CITIA) to CEO Lawrence Sylvester of the Belize Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and to North American Desk Officer Aisha Borland.
2. (SBU) Borland noted that Belize has been a supporter of this initiative in CARICOM in the past, and expects to continue support on the issue in the future. She indicated that Minister of Foreign Affairs Godfrey Smith and Belize's Ambassador to the U.S. Lisa Shoman will attend the upcoming U.S.-CARICOM Ministerial on March 21-22.