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SUBJECT: ROKG TO ATTEND GLOBAL INITIATIVE CONFERENCE IN
KAZAKHSTAN

REF: A. STATE 72723

B. STATE 75990

1. (SBU) On June 1 poloff met with Park Chul-min, MOFAT's
Disarmament and Nonproliferation Director, to formally
welcome the ROKG into the Global Initiative (GI) as a new
partner nation; deliver ref a points including a request for
a government-wide GI point-of-contact (POC); and encouraging
active ROKG participation in GI activities. In a subsequent
meeting on June 5, Disarmament and Nonproliferation Division
Acting Director Ham Sang-wook told poloff that the ROKG
planned to attend the June 11-12 GI conference in Kazakhstan
with a delegation headed by MOFAT Deputy Director-General for
International Organizations Hwang Joon-kook. The ROKG
delegation will also include the ROK government-wide GI POC
Kim Jae-woo, Second Secretary, phone number: 82-2-2100-7249,
fax number: 82-2-2100-7933, e-mail: jwkim97@mofat.go.kr.

2. (SBU) Per ref a, Post has designated Political Section
External Unit Chief, Brian McFeeters, as its Global
Initiative Coordinating Officer (GICO). Brian McFeeters can
be reached at McfeetersBD@state.sgov.gov and
McfeetersBD@state.gov. His telephone numbers are:
82-2-397-4133 (O), 82-11-9020-4133 (cell), and 82-794-8463
(H).

3. (SBU) Also on June 5, poloff delivered ref b points
noting that Finland, Poland, Portugal and Sweden have become
partner nations of the GI. Ham expressed appreciation for
the update.
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