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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Invitation to Consultations On

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PP RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM RUEHNH
DE RUEHMO #0803 0841459
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 241459Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7265
INFO RUCNASE/ASEAN MEMBER COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS MOSCOW 000803

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM MNUC PREL RS XC
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: INVITATION TO CONSULTATIONS ON
SOUTHEAST ASIA NUCLEAR WEAPON FREE ZONE (SEANWFZ) TREATY

REF: STATE 26699

We delivered reftel demarche on March 24, to MFA ASEAN
Division Counselor Dimity Lukiyantsev. Lukiyantsev said that
the GOR was pleased to learn that the U.S. was considering
resuming consultations with ASEAN regarding P-5 adherence to
the SEANWFZ protocol. He explained that the GOR was also
waiting for ASEAN to respond to the joint paper delivered to
ASEAN by France on behalf of the P-4 in 2002, a point that
was stressed during the annual Russia-ASEAN meeting held in
Moscow in February. The ASEAN delegation told the GOR that
ASEAN could provide a response as early as March or April.
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