Viewing cable 07LISBON2143
Title: PORTUGAL SUPPORTS A/CFE PLANS

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07LISBON21432007-08-22 11:05:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Lisbon
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/10/2016 
TAGS: KCFE PARM PREL PO
SUBJECT: PORTUGAL SUPPORTS A/CFE PLANS 
 
REF: STATE 116194 
 
Classified By: POL CHIEF TROY FITRELL, REASONS 1.4 (B,D) 
 
¶1. (C) The Portuguese MFA,s Director for Security and 
Disarmament Affairs Joao Corte Real told us that Portugal 
fully supports the U.S. plans outlined reftel.  He noted that 
timely ratification was a matter of political will and that 
Portugal viewed the Adapted CFE Treaty as a matter of the 
highest priority.  Corte Real assured us that Portugal,s 
representatives would be prepared to discuss ratification 
procedures at any upcoming meetings. 
 
¶2. (U) In short, the ratification procedures in Portugal 
require the following steps: 
 
--internal government review of the draft text, led by the 
MFA,s Legal Department with the concurrence of the Ministry 
of Defense; 
--submission by the government to the Assembly of the 
Republic; 
--Foreign Affairs Committee report to the Assembly; 
--Full Assembly voting; 
--President of the Republic,s signature; 
--Gazetted in the government,s journal. 
 
This process for the ratification of a treaty is simpler and 
requires fewer steps than for other forms of legislation. 
Ballard