Search

 

Cablegate: Japan's Fao June World Food Security Conference

VZCZCXYZ0005
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKO #1491 1510753
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 300753Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHRC/USDA FAS WASHDC 8585
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4673

UNCLAS TOKYO 001491

USDA FOR FAS/CRIKER; OCRA JPAULSON; OFSO DBREHM; ONA BRIEMENSCHEIDER
AND ABURST

SIPDIS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAGR ETRD JA
SUBJECT: JAPAN'S FAO JUNE WORLD FOOD SECURITY CONFERENCE
DELEGATION

REF: USDA FAS 689508

1. (U) Summary: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms that
Prime Minister Fukuda will lead the Government of Japan's delegation
to the FAO meeting in June. The PM will be accompanied by Minister
of Agriculture Wakabayashi. End Summary.

2. (U) Media reports say that the speech Prime Minister Fukuda will
deliver in the upcoming Food Summit will emphasize the determination
of Japan to make possible contributions to ensure global food
security. Specifically, the speech stresses a resolve to put second
generation biofuel to practical use. The speech also stresses
Japan's determination to send a powerful message with other
participant countries in the July Group of Eight Summit (Lake Toya
Summit).

Further, the media reports that the speech points out the need for
the international community to take joint and coordinated actions in
dealing with the problem of global food shortage. It underlines
Japan's willingness to make contributions to stabilizing global food
supply-demand balance by improving its self-sufficiency in food.


SCHIEFFER

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

Another US Court: Fourth Circuit Rules Muslim Ban Discriminatory

ACLU: Step by step, point by point, the court laid out what has been clear from the start: The president promised to ban Muslims from the United States, and his executive orders are an attempt to do just that. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC