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Cablegate: Hmg to Respond Directly to Washington On Singapore

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4651
INFO RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE PRIORITY 0246
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RUEAUSA/DEPT OF HHS WASHDC PRIORITY
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UNCLAS LONDON 002883

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DEPARTMENT FOR G/AIAG
HHS FOR OGHA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TBIO KFLU AORC WHO PREL UK
SUBJECT: HMG TO RESPOND DIRECTLY TO WASHINGTON ON SINGAPORE
MEETING ON SHARING INFLUENZA VIRUS SAMPLES AND VACCINE
ACCESS

REF: STATE 103509

(SBU) ESTOff delivered reftel demarche and nonpaper on July
26 to Jo Newstead, Head of International, Cross-Government,
Legal, and Secretariat Business of Pandemic Influenza
Planning at the UK Department of Health. Newstead has been
in direct communication with Washington on these issues,
including the upcoming meeting in Singapore. Newstead
continues to coordinate internally with FCO, the Patent
Office, the Department for International Development (DfID)
and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
(DEFRA). Newstead agreed to review the nonpaper and send
substantive comments directly back to John Lange, David
Holman and Bruce Gellin in Washington.

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