Feb 14, 1979 • 1100 • Georgetown-State • 0697

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GEORGE 00697 141129Z
ACTION ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SS-15 SP-02 MMO-01 A-02 SSO-00 SIG-03 /039 W
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O 141100Z FEB 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8989
S E C R E T GEORGETOWN 0697

E.O. 12065: GDS 2/13/85 (BURKE, JOHN R) OR-M
TAG: AMGT, OGEN, PEPR, PFOR, GY
SUBJ: U.S. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.
REF: STATE 34474

1. (S-ENITRE TEXT)

2. FOLLOWING ARE THE EMBASSY’S COMMENTS ON GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR GUYANA TRANSMITTED REFTEL:

A. BELIEVE THAT JONESTOWN ITEM SHOULD BE DROPPED AS A KEY POLICY ISSUE. SUBJECT CAN BE HANDLED BY MODIFYING JONESTOWN ITEM UNDER GOALS AND OBJECTIVES TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

— CONTINUED COOPERATION BY THE GOG IN RESOLVING PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE JONESTOWN TRAGEDY, INCLUDING SETTLEMENT OF PROPERTY CLAIMS, AND ASSISTANCE TO U.S. INVESTIGATIVE AGENCIES, PARTICULARLY IN PROVIDING ACCESS TO PEOPLES TEMPLE RECORDS IN GUYANESE CUSTODY.

B. ITEM UNDER GOALS AND OBJECTIVES DEALING WITH FOREIGN INVESTMENT SHOULD BE MODIFIED TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE FACT THAT GOG ISSUED ITS LONG-AWAITED PRIVATE INVESTMENT CODE ON FEBRUARY 10. THIS COULD BEST BE DONE BY SHORTENING THE OBJECTIVE TO READ:

— A CLARIFICATION OF GUYANESE POLICY ON PRIVATE FOREIGN INVESTMENT.

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C. CALCINED BAUXITE ITEM UNDER GOALS AND OBJECTIVES SHOULD BE MODIFIED TO READ: “AT REASONABLE PRICES” TO CORRESPOND WITH ITEM UNDER U.S. INTERESTS SECTION.

D. FOLLOWING TWO NEW GOALS AND OBJECTIVES SHOULD BE ADDED:

— ENCOURAGEMENT OF A PRAGMATIC APPROACH ON THE PART OF THE GOG TO ITS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

— ENCOURAGE GOG TO CONTINUE TO SEEK MEMBERSHIP IN THE OAS.

BURKE

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