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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered On Western Sahara Talks

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RR RUEHHM
DE RUEHHI #0972 2330802
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 200802Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY HANOI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8334
INFO RUEHHM/AMCONSUL HO CHI MINH 5040
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0223

UNCLAS HANOI 000972

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

FOR IO/UNP FITZGERALD AND NEA/MAG KAAILAU

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: UNSC PREL PBTS MO WI VM
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON WESTERN SAHARA TALKS

REF: STATE 88765

(SBU) On August 20, Poloff met with MFA IO Section Chief Do Hung
Viet to stress, per reftel, the importance of an early resumption of
talks on Western Sahara and to urge Vietnam to support the continued
tenure of SYG Special Envoy Peter Van Walsum. Viet said that
Vietnam understands the responsibility of the international
community to support negotiations and shares an interest in
facilitating a political solution acceptable to both sides of the
conflict. He took note of the U.S. position on Van Walsum and
promised to report the substance of the demarche to his superiors in
the MFA and to Vietnam's mission at the United Nations.

MICHALAK

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