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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
07MANILA1614
2007-05-17 09:19
2011-08-30 01:44
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Manila

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O 170919Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6538
INFO RUCNARF/ASEAN REGIONAL FORUM COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
C O N F I D E N T I A L MANILA 001614

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/RSP (KEVIN SHEIVES)

E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/17/2017
TAGS: PREL PTER PARM ARF RP
SUBJECT: ARF: PHILIPPINES TO LOOK AT U.S. PROPOSALS

REF: STATE 64134

Classified By: POL/C Scott Bellard for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)

¶1. (C) The Philippines will look closely at the United
States’ proposals for the May 25 ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF)
Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in Manila, according to Office
of the Undersecretary for Policy Special Assistant Hans
Siriban on May 16.

¶2. (C) In discussing the Inter-Sessional Meeting (ISM)
Working Group proposal, Siriban observed that the Philippines
supports “rationalizing methods” designed to streamline the
number of ARF activities, noting that the Department of
Foreign Affairs is concerned with overtaxing its limited
resources. He predicted that the Philippines will be
inclined to support the proposal if it addresses this
concern.

¶3. (C) Regarding the 2nd draft of the UNSCR 1540
Implementation Statement, Siriban stated that the Philippines
had “no major difficulties” with the first draft. Subject to
the review of the second draft, the Philippines would not
likely change its position, he added.

¶4. (C) According to Siriban, the Philippines is also open to
the ISM on Nonproliferation, but takes no strong position
regarding Indonesia’s proposal to change the title. He noted
that the Philippines “will likely go with the consensus” on
this issue.

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