215630 7/8/2009 12:12 09BUCHAREST475 Embassy Bucharest UNCLASSIFIED 09STATE68386 VZCZCXRO6803 PP RUEHAG RUEHAST RUEHDA RUEHDBU RUEHDF RUEHFL RUEHIK RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHLN RUEHLZ RUEHNP RUEHPOD RUEHROV RUEHSK RUEHSL RUEHSR RUEHVK RUEHYG DE RUEHBM #0475 1891212 ZNR UUUUU ZZH P 081212Z JUL 09 FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9709 INFO RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY 0036 RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000475
STATE FOR EUR/CE ASCHEIBE, EEB/CIP/TS DOUGLAS MAY
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: AORC, ECON, ECPS, EFIN, KTIA, PREL, TSPA, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIA TO ATTEND ITSO, NO OFFICIAL POSITIONS
REF: STATE 68386
In response to reftel, EconOff contacted Romania's representative to the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO), Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Space Agency. Piso stated that he will not participate in the Rome Assembly, but that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) would send a delegate from the Romanian Embassy in Rome. The MFA confirmed that Romania would send an observer, adding that Romania has not taken a position on the arbitration issue. EconOff delivered reftel talking points, which the MFA promised to share with the Romanian delegate.