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Cablegate: French Response to Demarche On Global Initiative

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R 101646Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY PARIS
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 4496

UNCLAS PARIS 001874

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MCAP PARM PINR PINS PREL PTER KGIC FR
SUBJECT: FRENCH RESPONSE TO DEMARCHE ON GLOBAL INITIATIVE
TO COMBAT NUCLEAR TERRORISM, SECOND EPG

REF: STATE 101862 AND PREVIOUS

We passed reftel information on the Global Initiative
Exercise Planning Group (EPG) to French MFA Desk Officer
dealing with the transport of nuclear material, Thomas
Guibert on October 6. Guibert expressed appreciation for the
invitation and for the information, which he deemed useful.
The French have no objection to the proposed date for the
next EPG meeting, and they will send a delegation. Guibert
concurred with the items currently on the proposed agenda but
noted that he was waiting for possible further feedback from
his superiors. We will pass along septel any comments or
proposals for additional agenda items that the MFA provides.

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