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Cablegate: New Zealand Representation at Arf Security Policy

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UNCLAS WELLINGTON 000881

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12356: N/A
TAGS: PREL NZ ARF
SUBJECT: NEW ZEALAND REPRESENTATION AT ARF SECURITY POLICY
CONFERENCE IN BEIJING

REF: STATE 224126

(SBU) In response to reftel: While the New Zealand
government is very supportive of the Chinese effort to host
the first ARF Security Policy Conference (ASPC), it still is
trying to determine who will represent New Zealand at the
November 4-6 event in Beijing. The government is
disappointed with the invitation's tardiness, making it more
difficult to identify its representative, according to
Bronwyn Evans-Kent of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Trade's Security Policy Division. New Zealand probably will
send a representative from its embassy in Beijing and,
possibly, from the ministry. The ministry official would be
at the deputy director (deputy assistant secretary-
equivalent) level. Ms. Evans-Kent would be interested in
learning about U.S. participation. Meanwhile, she will keep
post updated on her government's plans.

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