US embassy cable - 02VATICAN1176

ANDORRA TO OPEN EMBASSY TO THE VATICAN

Identifier: 02VATICAN1176
Wikileaks: View 02VATICAN1176 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Vatican
Created: 2002-03-06 13:54:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: IS IT PREL SP IT PREL SP VT VTIS
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
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C O N F I D E N T I A L VATICAN 001176 
 
SIPDIS 
 
C O R R E C T E D COPY (SIGNATURE LINE CHANGE) 
 
DEPT FOR EUR/WE (D.MENUTTI) 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/05/2012 
TAGS: IS, IT, PREL, SP, IT, PREL, SP, VT, VTIS 
SUBJECT: ANDORRA TO OPEN EMBASSY TO THE VATICAN 
 
 
CLASSIFIED BY: AMBASSADOR JIM NICHOLSON FOR REASONS 1.5 (A) AND (D), 
 
1.(C) ANDORRAN FOREIGN MINISTER JOLI MINOVES INVITED DCM TO 
LUNCH FRIDAY, MARCH 1. MINOVES SAID EARLIER THAT DAY HE HAD 
MET WITH BOTH VATICAN FOREIGN MINISTER TAURAN AND PRIME 
MINISTER SODANO.  MINOVES SAID THAT THE ONLY OUTSTANDING 
BILATERAL ISSUE, THE SUCCESSION OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF URGELL 
AND THUS THE CO-PRINCE OF ANDORRA, WAS RESOLVED WITH THE 
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APPOINTMENT OF BISHOP VIVES SICILIA AS COADJUTOR WITH RIGHT 
OF SUCCESSION. 
 
2.(C) MINOVES VOLUNTEERED THAT ANDORRA PLANNED TO OPEN AN 
EMBASSY TO THE VATICAN (AND CO-LOCATE IT WITH ONE TO ROME) 
WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR.  THIS WILL BE ANDORRA'S EIGHTH (AND 
NINTH) OVERSEAS EMBASSY.   NICHOLSON 
 
                       CONFIDENTIAL 
 
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                           CONFIDENTIAL     PTO4926 
 
PAGE 01        VATICA  01176  061428Z 
ACTION EUR-00 
 
INFO  LOG-00   NP-00    AMAD-00  ACQ-00   CIAE-00  DODE-00  DS-00 
      VC-00    TEDE-00  INR-00   VCE-00   NEA-00   NSAE-00  SSO-00 
      SS-00    SNIS-00  NISC-00  DSCC-00  NFAT-00  SAS-00     /000W 
                  ------------------704EBA  061428Z /38 
O 061354Z MAR 02 
FM AMEMBASSY VATICAN 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 
INFO AMEMBASSY MADRID 
AMEMBASSY ROME 
AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV 
AMCONSUL BARCELONA 
 
C O N F I D E N T I A L VATICAN 001176 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR EUR/WE (D.MENUTTI) 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/05/2012 
TAGS: IS, IT, PREL, SP, VT 
SUBJECT: ANDORRA TO OPEN EMBASSY TO THE VATICAN 
 
CLASSIFIED BY: AMBASSADOR JIM NICHOLSON FOR REASONS 1.5 (A) AND (D), 
 
1.(C) ANDORRAN FOREIGN MINISTER JOLI MINOVES INVITED DCM TO 
LUNCH FRIDAY, MARCH 1. MINOVES SAID EARLIER THAT DAY HE HAD 
MET WITH BOTH VATICAN FOREIGN MINISTER TAURAN AND PRIME 
MINISTER SODANO.  MINOVES SAID THAT THE ONLY OUTSTANDING 
BILATERAL ISSUE, THE SUCCESSION OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF URGELL 
AND THUS THE CO-PRINCE OF ANDORRA, WAS RESOLVED WITH THE 
APPOINTMENT OF BISHOP VIVES SICILIA AS COADJUTOR WITH RIGHT 
OF SUCCESSION. 
 
                       CONFIDENTIAL 
 
PAGE 02        VATICA  01176  061428Z 
2.(C) MINOVES VOLUNTEERED THAT ANDORRA PLANNED TO OPEN AN 
EMBASSY TO THE VATICAN (AND CO-LOCATE IT WITH ONE TO ROME) 
WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR.  THIS WILL BE ANDORRA'S EIGHTH (AND 
NINTH) OVERSEAS EMBASSY.   NICHOLSON 
 
POPE 
 
                       CONFIDENTIAL 
 
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 2002VATICA01176 - Classification: CONFIDENTIAL 


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