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Cablegate: New Zealand Response to U.S. Initiatives for The

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS WELLINGTON 000600

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

DEPT FOR EAP/ANP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KDEM PREL ECON PHUM AORC NZ UNGA
SUBJECT: NEW ZEALAND RESPONSE TO U.S. INITIATIVES FOR THE
59TH UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

REF: STATE 152009

1. (SBU) Post delivered reftel demarche to Rachel Bennett,
United Nations Division, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and Trade (MFAT.) Bennett offered to circulate the
information within MFAT for comment, but noted that the GoNZ
is unlikely to provide additional proposals or a list or
priorities in advance of the 59th UNGA. Bennett agreed with
Poloff that this allowed other countries to set the agenda,
but pointed out that New Zealand had a "fluid" approach to
the UNGA and valued its flexibility in addressing specific
resolutions and issues.
Swindells

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