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Cablegate: No Response yet From Chinese On Overcoming Darfur

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TAGS: PREL PGOV UNSC KPKO SU CH
SUBJECT: NO RESPONSE YET FROM CHINESE ON OVERCOMING DARFUR
PEACEKEEPING OBSTACLES

REF: STATE 111789

1. (U) Sensitive but unclassified. Please handle accordingly.

2. (SBU) Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Chen Zhishan of
the MFA's Department of International Organizations on August
13. Chen said he would convey our message but noted that the
UN Security Council had passed resolution 1769 relatively
recently, so the United States "should have some patience."
He also stressed the need to include the Government of Sudan
in any solution. On August 14, Poloff contacted Chen again.
He said the MFA is not yet prepared to offer a substantive
response.
RANDT

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