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STATE FOR OES/ENRC LLOYD GAMBLE
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: SENV, KSCA, CITES, AORC, UNEP, RO SUBJECT: CITES DEMARCHE TALKING POINTS DELIVERED
REF: STATE 6668
1. Post delivered reftel points to the office of Mr. Silviu Megan, Romania's National CITES Representative in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, on January 29. However, the Ministry informs us that Mr. Megan is traveling extensively and is unavailable to meet before the February 5 deadline in reftel. Post will seek a meeting with Megan upon his return.
2. Due to budget constraints, Mr. Megan's office was unable to confirm if Romania will send a delegation to the March conference. Post will report Romania's response to the U.S. proposals septel.