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Cablegate: Civair: Vietnam Lends Support to Usg Avsecp/19 Positions

VZCZCXRO4501
RR RUEHHM
DE RUEHHI #0622 1490237
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 280237Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY HANOI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7901
INFO RUEHHM/AMCONSUL HO CHI MINH 4778
RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE 2613
RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA 2595

UNCLAS HANOI 000622

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EEB/TRA/AN AND EAP/MLS
SINGAPORE FOR FAA MARY WALSH
MANILA FOR TSA SCOTTIE R. LAIRD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAIR ECON KTIA VM
SUBJECT: CIVAIR: VIETNAM LENDS SUPPORT TO USG AVSECP/19 POSITIONS

REF: (A) STATE 51523 (B) HANOI 0612

1. In a May 23 email, Mr. To Tu Hung, Deputy Director of Aviation
Security of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV)
expressed support for several USG positions outlined in working
papers to be presented at the nineteenth Aviation Security Panel of
Experts (AVSECP/19) in Montreal, May 26-30, 2008. The original text
of the email follows.

2. Begin text of email:

Ha Noi, 23 May 2008

Attn: Mr. Jeffrey Bowan
Economic Officer
US Embassy to Ha Noi

Dear Mr. Bowan,

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) expresses its
full support to the US's positions in its working papers
AVSECP/19-WP/6 SECP/19-WP/7 and AVSECP/19-WP/8 submitted to the
Nineteenth Meeting of the Aviation Security Panel (AVSECP/19) will
be held in Montreal from 26-30 May 2008.

We noted the support of US extended to the ICAO Secretariat's paper
on Transparency of ICAO Aviation Security Audit Results: Universal
Security Audit Programme (USAP) and are consulting with competence
authorities for Viet Nam's standpoint to this issue.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Yours sincerely,

For and onbehalf of Director General of Civil Aviation of Viet Nam

To Tu Hung (Mr.)
Deputy Director of Aviation Security

End text of email.

MICHALAK

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