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06BUCHAREST1706
2006-11-09 09:19:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Bucharest
Cable title:  

ROMANIA DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON AMENDING THE CUBA

Tags:  CU PHUM PREL RO 
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/08/2016
TAGS: CU PHUM PREL RO
SUBJECT: ROMANIA DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON AMENDING THE CUBA
EMBARGO RESOLUTION

REF: A. SECSTATE 184156


B. SECSTATE 182099

Classified By: Political Counselor Ted Tanoue for Reasons 1.4(b) and (d
).



1. (C) Deputy Polcons on 8 November delivered demarche on
the Cuba Embargo Resolution (ref a) to MFA Director for UN
Affairs Petru Dumitriu and Deputy Director Eugen Mihut.
Dumitriu said he was "surprised" by the U.S. demarche because
the Romanian delegation in New York had not yet reported on
the Australian amendment when Polcons made appointment.
Dumitriu remarked that the Australian amendment was a good
move in light of Romania's own experience from dealing with
Cuba. Dumitriu also noted that Cuba in the past would
routinely attach amendments to Romanian-sponsored UN
resolutions until Romania began attaching its own tit-for-tat
amendments to Cuban drafts. For now, Havana and Bucharest
have reached an "armistice" on the use of amendments to each
others UN drafts, he said. Dumitriu affirmed that Romania
would need to coordinate the Romanian response with EU
members before he could give a response to the U.S. demarche.
He expected that there would be sufficient delay in the
voting on the amendment for the EU to consult among the
members. Meanwhile Dumitriu expressed appreciation for the
U.S. demarche.



2. (C) Comment: Interestingly, the Cuban ambassador was
departing the MFA while Deputy Polcons was waiting at the
ministry's entrance for his escort to Dumitriu's office.
Mihut confirmed that the Cuban ambassador had just concluded
a meeting with Dumitriu but gave no details. Dumitriu
confirmed that he had a call in to the Romanian UN delegation
in New York to discuss the amendment to get its account of
the sequence of events. Romania even prior to formal EU
entry in January 2007 has begun to march in close step with
the EU on this matter (and many other issues), and will want
to maintain its bona fides by hewing closely to the EU common
position. End Comment.
Taubman