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05BANGKOK3206 THAILAND ISSUES STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR NEW IRAQI GOVERNMENT

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UNCLAS BANGKOK 003206

 

SIPDIS

 

SENSITIVE

 

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

GOVERNMENT

 

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:

Excellency,

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

peoples.

 

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.

 

Kantathi Suphamongkhon

Minister of Foreign Affairs

END DIPLOMATIC NOTE

BOYCE

Written by thaicables

August 28, 2011 at 6:11 am

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