231099 10/23/2009 14:12 09BUCHAREST715 Embassy Bucharest UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 09BUCHAREST669|09STATE107298 VZCZCXRO8407 PP RUEHIK DE RUEHBM #0715 2961412 ZNR UUUUU ZZH P 231412Z OCT 09 FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0001 INFO RUEHRC/USDA FAS WASHDC PRIORITY RUEHRN/USMISSION UN ROME PRIORITY 0001 RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000715
STATE FOR EEB/TPP/MTAA/ABT ARYAN, C MPLOWDEN, AND IO RHAGEN AND JTUMINARO
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: EAID, ETRD, EAGR, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIA: FOOD SECURITY PROPOSAL DELIVERED
REF: A) STATE 107298 B) BUCHAREST 669
1. (U) Post delivered ref A talking points to the Acting Minister of Agriculture, Radu Berceanu, on October 20. The Acting Ministers of Health and Foreign Affairs also received courtesy copies of the Secretary's letter and the U.S. proposal.
2. (SBU) Following the successful no-confidence motion in Parliament on October 13 (ref B), many of the officials engaged in and knowledgeable about this issue are no longer in place. Post will report any substantive replies to the Secretary's letter septel.