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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09MANILA1465
2009-07-10 09:43
2011-08-30 01:44
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Manila

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FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4612
INFO RHHMUNA/CDRUSPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
C O N F I D E N T I A L MANILA 001465

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/10/2016
TAGS: PREL RP
SUBJECT: FOREIGN SECRETARY REQUESTS ASEAN MEETING WITH SECRETARY CLINTON

REF: MANILA 1397

Classified By: Ambassador Kristie A. Kenney, Reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)

(C) In a meeting with the Ambassador July 10, Philippine
Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo underscored his keen
interest in a bilateral meeting with Secretary Clinton during
the upcoming July 22-23 ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) meetings
in Phuket, Thailand. Secretary Romulo said he wants to make
the most of the Philippines’ new role as the ASEAN dialogue
partner for the U.S. for the next three years, and believes
that a bilateral discussion at the ARF could promote more
rapid progress on key issues of concern, including a stronger
ASEAN human rights mechanism, pressing for democratic change
in Burma, and working to bring North Korea back into
international nonproliferation regimes. Secretary Romulo
also wanted to brief Secretary Clinton on the Philippine
government’s efforts to revive peace talks with Muslim and
communist insurgents, and discuss our joint counterterrorism
efforts in the face of renewed bombings in the southern
Philippines.
KENNEY

   

 

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