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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09MANILA379
2009-02-20 08:57
2011-08-30 01:44
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Embassy Manila

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USNATO FOR POL
USEU FOR POL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC CDG ENRG KNNP MNUC PARM PGOV PREL UNGA
IAEA, NPT, RP
SUBJECT: PHILIPPINES WEIGHS STANCE ON NONPROLIFERATION TREATY ISSUES

REF: STATE 06970

¶1. (SBU) Post discussed reftel points with Director Leah
Ruiz of the Office of United Nations and International
Organizations (UNIO) of the Department of Foreign Affairs
(DFA), detailing U.S. priorities for the NPT Preparatory
Committee meeting in May and underscoring U.S. concerns that
certain parties may attempt to use the need for consensus on
the agenda as a means of blocking substantive discussions.
Director Ruiz expressed her government’s strong support for
the principles of nonproliferation and disarmament and its
firm belief that disarmament must go hand-in-hand with
nonproliferation. She added that the Philippine government
is still formulating its negotiating stance for the
Preparatory Committee meeting, and thus she could not provide
information concerning what objectives the government might
pursue or support.

¶2. (SBU) The Philippine government traditionally favors a
consensus solution in international negotiations, and it is
not unreasonable to assume that it will adopt the same
approach with the NPT review process. Post will continue to
engage with DFA to try to ascertain the Philippine
government’s position on reftel points.

¶3. (U) Post POC: Political Officer Philip A. Thompson, tel.:
632-301-2000, x2370, fax: 632-301-2472, E-mail:
ThompsonPA@State.gov.
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