Cablegate: Chinese Taipei Supports U.S. Apec Agenda, Opposes
OO RUEHCHI RUEHFK RUEHHM RUEHKSO RUEHPB
DE RUEHIN #3747 3070902
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 030902Z NOV 06
FM AIT TAIPEI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2888
INFO RUEHZU/APEC COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
UNCLAS TAIPEI 003747
STATE PASS USTR
STATE FOR EAP/TC, EAP/MLS,
USTR FOR ALTBACH
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON PARM PTER TSPL APECO TW
SUBJECT: CHINESE TAIPEI SUPPORTS U.S. APEC AGENDA, OPPOSES
INFORMAL MINISTERS MEETING
REF: A. SECSTATE 177258
B. TAIPEI 3681
1. This is an action request. Please see paragraph 4.
2. AIT Econoffs delivered reftel talking points on U.S.
priorities for APEC to Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department
of International Organizations Chief WANG Liang-Yu on
November 1. Ms. Wang stated that Chinese Taipei generally
agreed with U.S. priorities, and will support US language for
Statement on APEC WMD Trafficking and WMD Financing.
3. In addition, Ms. Wang took the opportunity to advise that
Chinese Taipei was generally opposed to holding informal
ministers meetings, and did not support holding a ministers
meeting to discuss North Korea. If an APEC meeting is held
to discuss North Korea, it Chinese Taipei's position that the
meeting should be open to all APEC members. AIT notes that
Chinese Taipei has imposed trade and financial sanctions on
North Korea (ref B).
4. Ms. Wang also asked for the U.S. reaction to the recent
South Korean nomination for the Chair of the
Counter-Terrorism Task Force. AIT requests guidance from
Washington agencies on how to respond to Chinese Taipei.