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Cablegate: Seoul Response: Participation in Int'l Compact

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PP RUEHBC RUEHDA RUEHDE RUEHIHL RUEHKUK
DE RUEHUL #0988 1350757
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 140757Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY SEOUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9941
INFO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0530

UNCLAS SEOUL 000988

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/I & EAP/K

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON EAID EFIN EINV PGOV PREL IZ
SUBJECT: SEOUL RESPONSE: PARTICIPATION IN INT'L COMPACT
WITH IRAQ MINISTERIAL

REF: STATE 43799

(SBU) Per reftel request, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Trade's (MOFAT) Development Cooperation Division Acting
Director Kyun Jong-ho recently confirmed that First Vice
Foreign Minister Kwon Jong-rak will head the ROKG
delegation to the ICI Ministerial in Stockholm. The ROKG
delegation will primarily be in "a listening mode" at the
conference, hoping to learn more about progess achieved to
date by the ICI Secretariat and other parties in order to
refine its own aid programs funded via the ROKG's
$200-million pledge made at Sharm el-Sheikh.
VERSHBOW

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