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06LISBON2244
2006-10-10 14:25:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Lisbon
Cable title:  

PORTUGUESE SUPPORT TO PRESSURE MOZAMBIQUE ON UNSC

Tags:   PREL  MZ  VE  PO 
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/10/2016
TAGS: PREL MZ VE PO
SUBJECT: PORTUGUESE SUPPORT TO PRESSURE MOZAMBIQUE ON UNSC
VOTE IS PENDING

Classified By: DCM ADRIENNE O'NEAL, REASONS 1.4 (B,D)



1. (C) Portugal's Deputy Foreign Minister, Professor Joao
Gomes Cravinho, told us it is an inopportune time for
Portugal to pressure Mozambique regarding the latter's vote
in the upcoming United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
election between Venezuela and Guatemala. Portugal and
Mozambique, Gomes Cravinho noted, are in the midst of
negotiating the future of the Cahora Bassa Dam in northern
Mozambique, and tensions between the two are high.



2. (C) Gomes Cravinho continued, however, that if
negotiations this week were successful, a Government of
Portugal delegation, possibly including the Foreign Minister,
would travel to Mozambique to sign the new agreement. In
such circumstances, Portuguese delegation leaders would use
the opportunity to press for Mozambique to vote for Guatemala
in the UNSC election.
Hoffman