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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
06MANILA4312 2006-10-11 08:42 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Manila
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O 110842Z OCT 06
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RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING IMMEDIATE 5887
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA IMMEDIATE 9440
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW IMMEDIATE 0570
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RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL IMMEDIATE 2409
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C O N F I D E N T I A L MANILA 004312

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SIPDIS

STATE FOR ISN, EAP, AND IO
PACOM ALSO FOR FPA HUSO

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/11/2016
TAGS: PREL PARM KNNP KN RP
SUBJECT: PHILIPPINES SEEKING ASEAN STATEMENT ON NORTH KOREA

REF: A. MANILA 4281
¶B. MANILA 4263

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

¶1. (C) In a meeting with Ambassador and DCM on October 11,
Foreign Minister Romulo and National Security Adviser
Gonzales reiterated President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s
strong condemnation of the North Korean nuclear test (ref a).
Secretary Romulo noted that, at the President’s instruction,
he was circulating the text of her statement to ASEAN
capitals with a suggestion that it form the basis for a joint
statement by ASEAN or for a statement by him as the ASEAN
Chair. Gonzales noted that President Arroyo had also given
instructions at the October 10 Cabinet meeting for relevant
agencies to examine possible preparations regarding the
safety of more than 40,000 Philippine workers in Japan and
another 10-20,000 in South Korea.

¶2. (C) Secretary Romulo underscored the importance of a
speedy return to the Six Party Talks as well as Philippine
willingness to participate constructively in the 5 5 process.
Ambassador noted that President Arroyo’s visit to China
later this month would offer a timely opportunity both for
bilateral talks with the Chinese and for a possible joint
ASEAN/Chinese statement. Romulo and Gonzales
enthusiastically promised to look into this option. Romulo
commented that, ultimately, the ability of the UN Security
Council to impose meaningful sanctions depended on China, and
to a lesser degree, Russia.
KENNEY

   

 

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