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Cablegate: Philippine Government to Consider President's

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O 240717Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8373

UNCLAS MANILA 003222

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/MTS, EAP/RSP, G (JKACHTIK)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PHUM RP
SUBJECT: PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER PRESIDENT'S
DEMOCRACY PARTNERSHIP

REF: SECSTATE 131561

1. (SBU) On September 20, Pol/C met with Jun Cardenas,
Executive Director of the Office of American Affairs at the
Department of Foreign Affairs, to urge the Philippine
government to accept President Bush's invitation to join the
newly announced Asia Pacific Democracy Partnership. Cardenas
listened carefully to the presentation and agreed to send a
formal reply before October 12 on whether the Philippine
government would take part in the proposed organizing meeting
in Mali in November.


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

You can also access this site through the State Department's
Classified SIPRNET website:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/

KENNEY

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