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Cablegate: Tentative Philippine Support for Arf Disaster

VZCZCXRO0624
OO RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM
DE RUEHML #0785 0680837
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 090837Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5612
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS IMMEDIATE
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA IMMEDIATE 9555
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO IMMEDIATE 3113
RHHMUNA/CDRUSPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS MANILA 000785

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/RSP (SHEIVES AND EAP/MTS
USPACOM ALSO FOR FPA HUSO, J5, AND JIACG(WITTMAN)
SECDEF/OSD/ISA/AP (TOOLAN/BAILEY)
JOINT STAFF/J5 (WILKES/ROBINSON/CLEMMONS)
AMEMBASSY BANGKOK FOR TOM DOLAN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL ARF EAID MARR MOPS RP
SUBJECT: TENTATIVE PHILIPPINE SUPPORT FOR ARF DISASTER
RELIEF EXERCISE

REF: STATE 28052

1. (SBU) Deputy POL/C shared reftel points on March 7 with
Department of Foreign Affairs Special Assistant to the
Undersecretary for Policy Maria Austria and North American
Affairs Director Ed De Vega, as well as with Department of
National Defense (DND) Assistant Secretary for International
Defense and Security Relations Joji Aragon. All three
officials informally welcomed the proposal, with Assistant
Secretary Aragon noting that the DND would be "very, very

SIPDIS
interested" in pursuing the concept. Although we do not have
a formal commitment yet from the Philippines to host the
proposed exercise, prospects appear good that it will agree
to do so.

Visit Embassy Manila's Classified website:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eap/manila/index. cfm
KENNEY

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