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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: July 20 Compact Meeting In

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FM AMEMBASSY SEOUL
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INFO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECIN OTRA IZ KS
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: JULY 20 COMPACT MEETING IN
BAGHDAD CANCELLED

REF: STATE 117788

1. In response to reftel demarche, poloff met with Director
of Development Cooperation Division Choe Cheol-kyu, of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's (MOFAT) International
Economic Affairs Bureau, to convey appreciation for the
ROKG's willingness to attend the Iraq Compact meeting. Choe
stated that the ROKG firmly supported the Iraq Compact
process and that while the original July 20 date had to be
postponed, it was important for the various invited nations
to gather soon.

2. Choe noted that the MOFAT had not yet identified an
official point of contact for the Iraq Compact as it was
being handled out of MOFAT's Economic Affairs Bureau and the
Middle East Division. The Bureau and the Division needed to
coordinate to identify such a person.
VERSHBOW

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