Viewing cable 09LISBON26
Title: PORTUGAL LIKELY TO SUPPORT CONSENSUS ON EU-SYRIA

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09LISBON262009-01-14 16:42:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Lisbon
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/15/2019 
TAGS: EU SY PREL PO
SUBJECT: PORTUGAL LIKELY TO SUPPORT CONSENSUS ON EU-SYRIA 
ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT TIMING 
 
REF: STATE 1985 
 
Classified By: Dana M. Brown, Pol-Econ Officer, Embassy Lisbon 
Reason 1.4 (d) 
 
(C) Pol-Econ officer outlined U.S. concerns regarding the 
proposed EU-Syria Association Agreement (reftel) with 
Portuguese Deputy EU Correspondent Florbela Cardy and Joana 
Galliano Tavares.  Cardy told us that she doubted the issue 
would be ready for the foreign ministers' discussion (GAERC) 
in the next few months.  Neither Cardy nor Tavares offered an 
indication of how Portugal would vote, however Portugal has 
historically supported the EU consensus on Middle East issues. 
STEPHENSON