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Cablegate: Asean Regional Forum -- Goi Diplomatic Note On

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FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9589
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL MARR ASEAN ARF ID
SUBJECT: ASEAN REGIONAL FORUM -- GOI DIPLOMATIC NOTE ON
U.S.-PROPOSED NONPROLIFERATION MEETING

REF: 07 JAKARTA 2982

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1. (SBU) This message is Sensitive but Unclassified --
Please handle accordingly.

2. (SBU) SUMMARY: Mission has received a diplomatic note
from the GOI containing Indonesia's latest response to the
U.S. proposal to create an Inter-sessional Meeting (ISM) on
Nonproliferation and Disarmament. The GOI proposes adding a
reference to the Southeast Asia Treaty Nuclear Weapons-Free
Zone (SEANWFZ) to the text of the proposal. END SUMMARY.

3. (SBU) Indonesia continues to respond critically to the
U.S. proposal to create an ISM on Nonproliferation (an ISM
that, as a result of strenuous Indonesian insistence, is now
titled ISM on "Nonproliferation and Disarmament"). Reftel
provided an initial Indonesian response to the U.S. proposal;
subsequent iterations have been handled in direct discussion
by EAP/RSP representatives with GOI representatives at ARF
meetings. The latest response, without rejecting the
proposal, urges the addition of a reference to the SEANFWFZ.

4. (U) Mission received a facsimile of the note on July 14.
The original has not yet been received. The text of the note
follows:

Begin text:

Department of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Indonesia

Jakarta, 12 July 2008

No. D757/PO/VII/2008/34

ARF SOM Leader - The United States of America

Re. ARF Inter-Sessional Meeting on Non-Proliferation and
Disarmament

Colleague,

Thank you for the latest draft of ARF Inter-Sessional
Meeting on non-proliferation and Disarmament proposed by the
United States of America that has been circulated in the ARF
Senior Officials' Meeting. In general, we could accept the
concept paper, however, additional input is needed concerning
the implementation of the South-East Asia Treaty Nuclear
Weapon-Free-Zone.

We would like to propose additional element in the
specific and concrete ways and means towards the future
meetings of ISM namely as follows: "Promoting the full
implementation of the South-East Asia Treaty Nuclear
Weapon-Free-Zone (Bangkok Treaty) and ensuring the early
accession of the protocol to the Treaty by the Nuclear Weapon
States."

It would be greatly appreciated if you could accommodate
the input from Indonesia to the proposed paper of ISM.

Yours Truly,
//s//
Primo Alui Joelianto
Director General for Asia-Pacific and Africa
ARF SOM Leader - Indonesia

cc. Al ARF SOM Leaders
ARF Unit of the ASEAN Secretariat

End text.


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