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Cablegate: French Policy On Burma: Freeze New Investment

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SUBJECT: FRENCH POLICY ON BURMA: FREEZE NEW INVESTMENT

REF: STATE 146862

1. (SBU) Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Jeremy Petit,
MFA desk officer for Burma on October 24. Petit said the EU
is currently considering increased financial sanctions;
however, he could not provide specifics. Petit noted France
supported a complete freeze of all new investments in Burma
as was outlined on September 26 by President Sarkozy. He
added this remains the French policy on French investment
throughout Burma and specifically in the Yadana gas field.

2. (SBU) Petit asked if the U.S. supported putting Burma on
the Financial Actions Task Force (FATF) non-cooperative
countries list. Embassy requests Department guidance to
respond.

Please visit Paris' Classified Website at:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/paris/index.c fm


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