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Cablegate: Media Placement - Press Release On Peace And

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UNCLAS KINSHASA 001512

SIPDIS

FOR INR/R/MR; AF/C; AF/PD; AF/PA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KMDR OPRC KPAO PGOV PREL CG
SUBJECT: MEDIA PLACEMENT - PRESS RELEASE ON PEACE AND
STABILITY IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION TALKS WITH
UNDERSECRETARY GROSSMAN AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY NEWMAN, JULY
23, 2004

REF: STATE 157808

1. On July 23, 2004 PAS Kinshasa distributed a press release
on talks initiated by the U.S. Government to establish peace
and stability in the Great Lakes region.

2. The French version of the press release appeared in the
Kinshasa newspapers listed below. The general headline for
these placements was "Le Gouvernement Des Etats-Unis
Encourage Le Retablissement De La Paix et de la Stabilite
Dans la Region Des Grands Lacs" ("The U.S. Government
Encourages Restauration Of Peace And Stability In Great
Lakes Region").

a. The pro-PPRD (former government) L'Avenir, July 24th
edition, page 3 with a headline on page 1.

b. The July 26th edition of the pro-PPRD L'Observateur
carried on page 3 an article by Luc-Roger Mbala based on the
press release.

c. The daily bulletin of "Agence Presse Associee", July 26th
edition, page 3.

d. The pro-UDPS (opposition) Le Phare, July 27th edition,
page 10.

e. The July 28th-29th edition of the pro-PPRD Uhuru, carried
on page 7 an article by Martin Kosangua.

f. The pro-PPRD (former government) "La Cite Africaine",
July 29th edition, pages 1 and 4.

Meece

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