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Cablegate: Pirqy Demarche Delivered

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DE RUEHKO #0585 0650912
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 050912Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2265
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 8689

UNCLAS TOKYO 000585

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

FOR AF/E, AF/RSA, IO/UNP, EEB/TRA/OTP, OES/OA, L

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KCRM PBTS PREL UN UNSC IMO XA XW SO JA
SUBJECT: PIRQY DEMARCHE DELIVERED

REF: STATE 18101

Embassy Tokyo Political Officer delivered reftel demarche
February 26 to United Nations Policy Division Principal
Deputy Director Kentaro Fujimoto. Fujimoto said that Japan
shares U.S. concerns about piracy off the coast of Somalia,
will consider providing assistance to the government of
Somalia, and needs time before commenting on a resolution.
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