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Cablegate: Cook Islands Response On Chemical Weapons

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UNCLAS WELLINGTON 000579

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EAP/ANP, AC/CB SIDLER
THE HAGUE FOR CWC DEL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM ABUD PREL NZ
SUBJECT: COOK ISLANDS RESPONSE ON CHEMICAL WEAPONS
CONVENTION (CWC) IMPLEMENTATION

REF: STATE 127948

1. Post delivered reftel demarche to Sonya Kamana, Deputy
High Commissioner, Cook Islands High Commission. Kamana
noted that the issue was a priority of the Cook Islands'
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was working with
Parliament to pass the appropriate legislation. However,
with elections called for September 7, Parliament has been
dissolved, and Kamana put the likely timeframe for approval
at 2005 at the earliest.
Swindells

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