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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09MANILA1497
2009-07-15 09:31
2011-08-30 01:44
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Embassy Manila

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SUBJECT: PHILIPPINES POSITIVE ON U.S.-RUSSIA PRESIDENTIAL SUMMIT

REF: STATE 71326

(SBU) Ambassador took advantage of a previously scheduled
July 10 meeting with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alberto
Romulo to raise reftel points regarding the July 6-8 meetings
in Moscow between President Obama and President Medvedev.
The Ambassador noted the summit had ended a period of drift
in U.S.-Russian relations, and paved the way for future
cooperation on arms reduction, nuclear nonproliferation,
Afghanistan, and a number of other areas. The Ambassador
reinforced the importance of the recent summit by outlining
how the two presidents had signed an agreement that would
enable U.S. transit of Russian airspace in resupplying
coalition forces in Afghanistan, and how a follow-on
agreement had been facilitated for the soon-to-expire START
treaty. Romulo responded with enthusiasm, underscoring how,
given the necessity for greater engagement of the
international community on troubling regional issues such as
North Korea and Burma, a more open and cooperative dialogue
between two great world powers such as the U.S. and Russia
could only bode well for the future.
KENNEY

   

 

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