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Cablegate: Demarche to China On Incorporation of Transport

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5025
INFO RUEHMT/AMCONSUL MONTREAL IMMEDIATE 0432
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RUEHOO/CHINA POSTS COLLECTIVE

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STATE FOR EAP/CM, EEB/TRA/OTP/WALKLET-TIGHE
STATE FOR ISN/PURCELL, L/KELLER
MONTREAL FOR USICAO, BLISS, FAUX-GABLE

C O R R E C T E D C O P Y (SIGNATURE ADDED)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC EAIR ICAO KNNP OTRA KTIA PARM XX CH
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE TO CHINA ON INCORPORATION OF TRANSPORT
OFFENSES IN MONTREAL CONVENTION AMENDMENT

REF: STATE 13631

1. (SBU) Emboffs delivered reftel demarche points on
amending the Montreal and Hague Conventions to include
provisions against the transportation of particularly
dangerous goods, related items, and fugitives to the
General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC)
and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) respectively
on February 13 and 15. CAAC Department of Policy and
Regulations Director Meng Qingfen stated that China's
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
representative has already scheduled a February 18 meeting
to discuss the issue with United States counterparts in
Montreal. MFA Arms Control Department staffers said that
they appreciated the information and would carefully
consider it. Neither CAAC nor MFA commented further.

PICCUTA

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