207897 5/20/2009 11:43 09BUCHAREST342 Embassy Bucharest CONFIDENTIAL 08BUCHAREST964|09SECSTATE48487 VZCZCXRO8922 PP RUEHDBU RUEHFL RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHNP RUEHROV RUEHSR DE RUEHBM #0342 1401143 ZNY CCCCC ZZH P 201143Z MAY 09 FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9528 INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY RUEHUB/USINT HAVANA PRIORITY 0012 C O N F I D E N T I A L BUCHAREST 000342
STATE FOR EUR/CE ASCHIEBE AND WHA/CCA GZAMBRANO
E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/17/2019 TAGS: ETRD, ETTC, PREL, CU, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIA: DEMARCHE RESPONSE ON TITLE III OF THE LIBERTAD ACT
REF: A) SECSTATE 48487 B) 08 BUCHAREST 964
Classified By: Charge d'Affaires, a.i. Jeri Guthrie-Corn for reasons 1. 4 (b) and (d).
(C) In response to ref A, there has been no significant change in Romania's position with regard to trade or diplomatic relations with Cuba since post last reported on the issue. The ongoing trade dispute (ref B) remains unresolved, foreclosing normalized relations and more direct ties between the two countries. Total yearly bilateral trade is worth less than 1 million USD, almost all of which is handled by companies located in third countries. GUTHRIE-CORN