Viewing cable 04PANAMA853
Title: PANAMA STRONGLY ENDORSES PSI LEADING UP TO

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04PANAMA8532004-04-13 12:49:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Panama
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UNCLAS PANAMA 000853 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
STATE FOR NP, T AND EUR 
 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: KNNP MNUC PREL PARM PM LABOR HUMAN RIGHTSPOLMIL
SUBJECT: PANAMA STRONGLY ENDORSES PSI LEADING UP TO 
ANNIVERSARY MEETING 
 
REF: A. STATE 79452 
     ¶B. STATE 79091 
 
 
On April 12, PolOff delivered ref A demarche to Panama's 
Public Security and National Defense Council (Consejo) 
Executive Secretary Ramiro Jarvis, who is leading the GOP's 
final negotiations with the USG to amend the 2002 
Salas-Becker Supplemental Maritime (shipriders) Agreement to 
fulfill Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) purposes. 
Jarvis strongly reiterated the GOP's support of the PSI and 
its Statement of Interdiction Principles, which is referenced 
in the preamble to the above-mentioned amendments, as well as 
the goals of the anniversary meeting.  Jarvis mentioned that 
Minister of Government and Justice (MOGJ) Arnulfo Escalona 
will make public statements to this effect in the coming 
weeks in the context of concluding the amendments.  A 
Washington delegation visited Panama on April 5 and another 
delegation will visit on April 14 to assist in the conclusion 
of an agreement (responding to ref B). 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCMULLEN