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Cablegate: Prc Will Attend September 16-18 Arf Disaster

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DEPT FOR EAP/CM AND EAP/RSP - KEVIN SHEIVES

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL ARF EAID MARR CH
SUBJECT: PRC WILL ATTEND SEPTEMBER 16-18 ARF DISASTER
RELIEF DIALOGUE

REF: STATE 86139

1. (U) China will send a five-person delegation to
participate in the ninth annual ASEAN Regional Forum
Inter-Sessional Meeting on Disaster Relief (ARF ISM-DR) in
Honolulu, Hawaii, on September 16-18, MFA Asian Affairs
Department Asian Multilateral Security Division Deputy
Director Zuo Wenxing told PolOff August 24 in response to
reftel points inviting Chinese participation. Zuo added that
the PRC delegation would be led by PLA senior Colonel Zhao
Bao and likely include three representatives from the
Ministry of National Defense, one representative from the
Ministry of Civil Affairs and one representative from the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The composition of the PRC
delegation would enable Chinese participation in all five of
the break-out groups on the agenda, according to Zuo. Zuo
said she would submit delegate registration forms for each of
the PRC representatives directly to EAP/RSP Kevin Sheives
once the Chinese delegation was finalized.
HUNTSMAN

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