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SUBJECT: PAKISTAN: AMBASSADOR STAPLETON DELIVERS POINTS TO
FOREIGN MINISTER KOUCHNER ON THE EVE OF HIS DEPARTURE TO
ISLAMABAD

REF: 07 STATE 170928

1. (SBU) On December 31, in a telephone conversation with
Foreign Minsiter Kouchner, Ambassador Stapleton delivered
reftel demarche. Without responding directly to the points,
Kouchner indicated his overall agreement with them. The next
day, January 1, Kouchner departed for a two day visit to
Pakistan. (NOTE: In an op-ed in center-right daily Le Figaro
on December 30, Kouchner called on Europeans to renew their
commitment to supporting democracy in Pakistan and to
fighting terrorism. END NOTE.) We also passed reftel points
to Pakistan Desk Officer at MFA, and have been promised a
report on Kouchner's visit after he returns.


Please visit Paris' Classified Website at:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/paris/index.c fm


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