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05BANGKOK2699 THAILAND: COMMUNITY OF DEMOCRACIES

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This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS BANGKOK 002699

 

SIPDIS

 

SENSITIVE

 

E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: PREL KDEM TH

SUBJECT: THAILAND: COMMUNITY OF DEMOCRACIES

 

REF: STATE 66796

 

¶1. (SBU) Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Phantipha

Iamsudha, Counselor, Social Affairs Division of the MFA

International Organizations Division. Phantipha said Foreign

Minister Khantathi will not be able to attend the April 28-30

Community of Democracies Ministerial in Santiago because he

will be accompanying Prime Minister Thaksin on an official

visit to Jordan and Oman. Dr. Pracha Kuna-kasem, senior

advisor to the Foreign Minister, will lead the Thai

delegation. (NOTE: Pracha is a close political ally of the

Prime Minister. He was a founding member of Thaksin’s Thai

Rak Thai political party. END NOTE)

 

¶2. (SBU) Phantipha said the Thai delegation will actively

participate in the “Second Round Table,” but did not offer

any other specific initiatives that Thailand will present at

the meeting. The Thai delegation will not request a

bilateral meeting with the U.S. delegation.

BOYCE

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Written by thaicables

August 28, 2011 at 6:02 am

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