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08BANGKOK2259 PREAH VIHEAR: THAIS EXPRESS STRONG APPRECIATION FOR U.S. SUPPORT IN UNSC; SEEK BILATERAL MEETING WITH CAMBODIA EARLY NEXT WEEK

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PARIS PLEASE PASS TO USMISSION UNESCO

 

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/24/2018

TAGS: PREL, MOPS, ASEC, CASC, UNESCO, SCUL, PBTS, ETRD,

UNSC, TH, CB

SUBJECT: PREAH VIHEAR: THAIS EXPRESS STRONG APPRECIATION

FOR U.S. SUPPORT IN UNSC; SEEK BILATERAL MEETING WITH

CAMBODIA EARLY NEXT WEEK

 

REF: STATE 79164 (GUIDANCE FOR UNSC)

 

Classified By: Deputy Chief of Mission James F. Entwistle, reason 1.4 (

b) and (d).

 

1. (C) In several telephone conversations with us July 24,

senior Thai Foreign Ministry officials expressed deep thanks

for what they perceived as strong U.S. support July 23 in the

UNSC for Thai efforts to keep attempts to resolve the Preah

Vihear dispute with Cambodia in a bilateral track. They

asked that the U.S. maintain this position, in particular

resisting efforts to produce a Presidential statement (PRST)

on the subject. The Thais also advised they have heard that

Cambodia will try to push for a SC resolution and will not be

content with a PRST. One senior official opined that

France\’s \”colonial\” support for Cambodia\’s position would

make it difficult for Thailand \”to buy Airbus and French

nuclear reactors in the future.\”

 

2. (C) Thai officials also told us that Prime Minister Samak

was to call Hun Sen July 24 to suggest a bilateral meeting as

soon as Cambodia emerges from this weekend\’s election,

perhaps as soon as Monday. We do not yet have confirmation

that this call took place.

 

3. (C) Comment: We see no need for a Security Council

resolution or Presidential statement on this fundamentally

bilateral issue and suggest that the guidance in Reftel

remain in effect. Moreover, we should encourage both sides

to meet again bilaterally as soon as possible.

JOHN

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Written by thaicables

July 16, 2011 at 6:32 am

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