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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09MANILA1317
2009-06-22 08:50
2011-08-30 01:44
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Manila

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SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/21/2019
TAGS: KN MNUC PARM PGOV PREL RP
SUBJECT: PHILIPPINES ON IMPLEMENTATION OF UNSCR 1874

REF: STATE 64133

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

¶1. (C) Per reftel, Ambassador and other Embassy staff
engaged in a robust outreach effort June 22 to senior-most
levels of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
regarding the implementation of UN Security Council
Resolution 1874 on North Korea. In the absence of Philippine
Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo, who is en route to Brazil
with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the
Ambassador reinforced with Acting Secretary of Foreign
Affairs Franklin Ebdalin the vital importance of a proactive
Philippine role in enlisting greater engagement on North
Korea on the part of ASEAN. Although Ebdalin was unable to
give an immediate commitment in the absence of contact with
Romulo, he promised to provide clarification on Philippine
government views as soon as possible.

¶2. (C) Senior Mission officers also contacted the DFA
assistant secretaries for American Affairs, ASEAN, and UN and
International Organizations (UNIO), in each case after
providing the nonpaper points. In a conversation with Acting
Political Counselor, Assistant Secretary for ASEAN Affairs
Eduardo Maglaya promised to convene a meeting of American
Affairs, ASEAN Affairs, UNIO, and others, in order to discuss
U.S. views and decide on a course of action. Maglaya hoped
to be able to provide some response as a result of that
process within 24 hours but, given the Foreign Secretary’s
absence from the country, suggested that a definitive
response may take longer. Post will continue to follow up
and will report on additional reactions.
KENNEY

   

 

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