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Cablegate: Asia Pacific Democracy Partnership: Philippines

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STATE FOR G (KACHTIK)
STATE ALSO FOR EAP/MTS

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TAGS: PREL PGOV MG RP
SUBJECT: ASIA PACIFIC DEMOCRACY PARTNERSHIP: PHILIPPINES
NEEDS MORE TIME

REF: STATE 131561

1. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Office of
American Affairs Executive Director Jun Cardenas had no
answer yet regarding Philippine participation in the Asia
Pacific Democracy Partnership (APDP) meeting in Bamako. (Per
reftel, a formal response was requested by October 12, which
falls on a recently-announced official Philippine holiday.)
Cardenas' office explained that it is consulting with the
DFA's office of U.N. and International Organizations (UNIO),
and will not be prepared to give an answer until October 16
at the soonest.

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/

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