82655 10/20/2006 14:05 06BUCHAREST1619 Embassy Bucharest CONFIDENTIAL 06STATE175933 VZCZCXYZ0047 OO RUEHWEB DE RUEHBM #1619 2931405 ZNY CCCCC ZZH O 201405Z OCT 06 FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5405 INFO RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC PRIORITY RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY C O N F I D E N T I A L BUCHAREST 001619
E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/19/2016 TAGS: PREL, MARR, NATO, RO SUBJECT: VENUE FOR 2008 NATO SUMMIT
REF: A. STATE 175933
B. LISBON 02361
Classified By: DCM Bryan Dalton, acting for reasons 1.4(b) and (d).
(C) Ambassador called President Basescu (currently in Finland) to inform him about US support for Romania's bid to host 2008 NATO Summit (reftels). Acting DCM notified Prime Minister Popescu-Tariceanu's chief of staff, who was very pleased by the news. Emboff also informed the MFA's NATO Director Mirela Maghiar who expressed "deep appreciation for the US support" and said Romania must now work towards consensus within the Alliance. Emboff noted that the US was informing Lisbon and Bucharest first, before other Allies. Taubman