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Cablegate: France On Taiwan and the Oecd

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DE RUEHFR #0416 0671715
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R 071715Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY PARIS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2190
INFO RUEHSS/OECD POSTS COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS PARIS 000416

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON PREL OECD CM TW FR
SUBJECT: FRANCE ON TAIWAN AND THE OECD

REF: STATE 20058

(SBU) Econ Counselor shared reftel points on TaiwanQs
participation in the OECD with MFA DAS-equivalent Cyrille
Pierre on February 29. OECD Desk Officer Francois Legue
got back to us on March 7 to say the GOF Qfundamentally
agreedQ with the U.S. position. France believes the
current assurances, as outlined in Secretary General PayeQs
letter of 1995, are Qwell balancedQ and it sees no reason
to alter the relationship.

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