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Cablegate: Singapore Supports Apec-Based Eas Statement

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RR RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM RUEHNH
DE RUEHGP #3717 3340707
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 300707Z NOV 06
FM AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1983
INFO RUCNASE/ASEAN MEMBER COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS SINGAPORE 003717

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR USTR BWEISEL, WCUTLER, DDWOSKIN, AND MBROADBENT

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD ECON WTO PREL SN
SUBJECT: SINGAPORE SUPPORTS APEC-BASED EAS STATEMENT

REF: STATE 190890

In response to reftel talking points, CHUA Ying Ying, Senior
Assistant Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs ASEAN
Directorate, told us that Singapore could support including
elements of the APEC statement in an EAS statement. She
noted that the Philippines had not yet approached other ASEAN
member countries about a possible text.
HERBOLD

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