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06BANGKOK1293 MEANWHILE, SURAKIART STILL WANTS TO BE UN SECGEN

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“54949”,”3/2/2006 8:27″,”06BANGKOK1293″,

 

“Embassy Bangkok”,”CONFIDENTIAL”,””,

“This record is a partial extract of the original cable.

The full text of the original cable is not available.

 

“,”C O N F I D E N T I A L BANGKOK 001293

 

SIPDIS

 

E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/01/2016

TAGS: OPDC, PREL, TH, UN

SUBJECT: MEANWHILE, SURAKIART STILL WANTS TO BE UN SECGEN

 

REF: 2005 BANKGOK 7732

 

Classified By: Ambassador Ralph L. Boyce. Reason 1.4 (d)

 

1. (U) Post received the following diplomatic note on

February 27.

 

BEGIN TEXT:

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents its compliments

to all Diplomatic Missions in Bangkok and wishes to refer to

certain recent inquiries from some Missions regarding the

potential impact of the decision of the Government of

Thailand to dissolve Parliament on 24 February 2006 and the

scheduling of general elections on 2 April 2006 on the

candidature of His Excellency Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai,

Deputy Prime Minister, to the post of Secretary-General of

the United Nations.

 

The Ministry wishes to confirm, in response to the above

inquiries, that the full commitment and support of the

Government of Thailand to the candidature of H.E. Dr.

Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister and the ASEAN

Candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the United

Nations, is no in any way affected by the political

developments mentioned above. In this connection the

Ministry wishes further to reiterate that the Government of

Thailand will spare no effort in pushing forward the campaign

of the ASEAN Candidate, and will work closely with all

concerned governments with a view to realizing the goal of

having him attain the post of Secretary-General of the United

Nations.

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs avails itself of this

opportunity to renew to all Diplomatic Missions in Bangkok

the assurance of its highest consideration.

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

27 February 2549 (2006)

 

END TEXT.

 

2. (C) Comment: Any comment would be superfluous.

 

BOYCE

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July 10, 2011 at 4:22 am

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