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05BANGKOK3107 THAILAND: ENCOURAGING SUPPORT FOR THE IRAQ TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT

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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 003107

 

SIPDIS

 

SENSITIVE

 

DEPARTMENT FOR EAP/BCLTV, NEA

 

E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: PGOV PREL IZ TH IRAQ

SUBJECT: THAILAND: ENCOURAGING SUPPORT FOR THE IRAQ

TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT

 

REF: STATE 79107

 

¶1. (SBU) Poloff delivered reftel demarche to

Minister-Counselor Amornsate Singha, the new Director of

MFA’s North America Division. In subsequent conversations,

Amornsate said that the Royal Thai Government (RTG) has

already delivered congratulatory messages to both President

Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja’afari through

diplomatic channels and is considering issuing a public

statement of support as well. Amornsate noted that the

language the RTG had used in its diplomatic messages was

almost identical to the language provided in our talking

points. Amornsate said that the RTG does not have any

objection to issuing a public statement of support, but has

not reached consensus on appropriate language within the

Foreign Ministry.

 

¶2. (SBU) Poloff asked if Foreign Minister Kanthati — who

departs May 10 for a May 13 meeting with the Secretary —

would be prepared to issue a statement during his visit to

the U.S.. Amornsate said that a statement of support for the

Iraq Transitional Government has been included in FM

Kanthati’s trip talking points and background material, but

he could not confirm whether the Foreign Minister would make

a public statement during the visit.

BOYCE

Written by thaicables

August 28, 2011 at 6:06 am

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