Viewing cable 05PANAMA391
Title: PANAMANIAN V/MFA ON SECURING OAS ACTION TO

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05PANAMA3912005-02-18 22:41:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Panama
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UNCLAS PANAMA 000391 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
 
DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CEN 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PGOV PREL PTER PM OAS POL CHIEF
SUBJECT: PANAMANIAN V/MFA ON SECURING OAS ACTION TO 
INVESTIGATE TRAFFIC IN MANPADS 
 
REF: STATE 26516 
 
(SBU) POL Counselor delivered reftel demarche on securing 
Nicaraguan assent for OAS action to investigate traffic in 
MANPADS to Vice Foreign Minister Ricardo Duran on February 
17, pointing out the danger that illegal Nicaraguan arms 
flows pose for Panamanian and regional economies, security, 
investment, civil aviation, and tourism.  Vice Minister Duran 
acknowledged the risks and said he would discuss the matter 
with Foreign Minister Samuel Lewis. 
 
WATT