05BANGKOK3206 THAILAND ISSUES STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR NEW IRAQI GOVERNMENT
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UNCLAS BANGKOK 003206
DEPARTMENT FOR EAP, EAP/BCLTV, NEA
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL KPAO TH IRAQ
SUBJECT: THAILAND ISSUES STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR NEW IRAQI
REF: BANGKOK 3107
¶1. (SBU) The MFA has informed Post that the RTG has issued
a public statement in support of the Iraqi transitional
Government. The MFA has posted the announcement on the
Ministry’s website (www.mfa.go.th). In addition, MFA North
America Division provided post with a copy of a
congratulatory Diplomatic Note the MFA sent to the Iraqi
Foreign Ministry. A copy of the public statement and
diplomatic note follow.
¶2. (U) BEGIN TEXT OF PUBLIC STATEMENT:
Thailand welcomes the formation of the new democratically
elected Iraqi government. This political milestone comes as
a result of perseverance and the collective strength of the
Iraqi people, who deserve full praise and admiration for
their efforts, despite the numerous difficulties and
obstacles in their way.
Thailand recognizees that the new Iraqi government will have
the important task of rebuilding an environment of peace and
stability in Iraq, as well as to provide for the well being
and prosperity of the people of Iraq. The successful
management of this period of political transition will be
crucial for the future political stability of the country, as
well as the region.
Thailand reaffirms its intention to work with the United
Nations and the international community in rendering support
to the government of Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafri, for
the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the country. To
this end, Thailand looks forward to strengthening existing
cooperation and relations between the two countries
END PUBLIC STATEMENT
¶3. (SBU) BEGIN TEXT OF DIPLOMATIC NOTE:
I have the honor and great pleasure to extend to Your
Excellency my sincere congratulations and best wishes upon
Your Excellency’s resumption of duty as Minister of Foreign
Affairs of the Republic of Iraq.
I am confident that, with Your Excellency at the helm of
Iraq’s foreign policy, the relations between Iraq and
Thailand will continue to be further strengthened for the
mutual benefit and prosperity of our two countries and
I have further the honor to reaffirm the commitment of
Thailand to support the international community in providing
humanitarian assistance to Iraq, and encourage the new Iraqi
government in working for progress towards the reconstruction
of the country.
Accept Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
END DIPLOMATIC NOTE