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E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/22/2020 TAGS: PREL, PARM, CH, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIA CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THE EU ARMS EMBARGO ON CHINA
REF: SECSTATE 13969
Classified By: DCM JERI GUTHRIE-CORN FOR REASONS 1.4 (B) and (D).
(C) POLOFF delivered REF Demarche to Christian Olimid, Director of EU External Relations on February 19. Olimid said that, while some European voices, specifically the Spanish Ambassador to China, Carlos Blasco Villa, have spoken out of turn with calls to end the EU arms embargo, the consensus within the EU continues to support the Embargo. he said that Romania has no plans to change their position on the subject. GUTHRIE-CORN