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Cablegate: Vietnam Formally Agrees to Human Rights Dialogue

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SUBJECT: VIETNAM FORMALLY AGREES TO HUMAN RIGHTS DIALOGUE


1. (SBU) Vietnam's MFA formally agreed to hold the next round of the
bilateral Human Rights Dialogue on May 29, 2008 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
In dipnote 158/NG-TCQT, the unofficial translation of which follows
below, the MFA also reports that its delegation will be represented
by an unspecified Assistant Foreign Minister. Still pending are the
MFA's input on the dialogue's agenda and the composition of the GVN
delegation.

2. (SBU) Begin text of note:

The Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Vietnam presents its compliments to the Embassy of the
United States of America in Hanoi and with reference to the note No.
0352/08 dated 27 March 2008 concerning the US-proposed date of the
13th round of the Vietnam - US Human Rights Dialogue, has the honor
to confirm its agreement that the Dialogue will be held on the 29th
of May, 2008 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Vietnamese Delegation will be
led by an Assistant Foreign Minister of Vietnam.

With regards to the composition of the Vietnamese delegation and the
specific topics to be raised by the Vietnamese side, the Department
of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
Vietnam shall inform the Embassy of the United States of America in
Hanoi as early as possible.

The Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of
the United States of America the assurances of its highest
consideration.

End text of note.

MICHALAK

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