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Cablegate: Thai Government On the Fao Budget

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DE RUEHBK #2463 2710946
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 280946Z SEP 09
FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8423
RUEHRN/USMISSION UN ROME

UNCLAS BANGKOK 002463

SIPDIS

STATE FOR IO/HS JOHN TUMINARO
STATE FOR IO/HS KATHRYN RUSSELL
STATE FOR IO/MPR MARY BLANCA RIOS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC EAGR EAID EFIN FAO KUNR TH
SUBJECT: THAI GOVERNMENT ON THE FAO BUDGET

REF: SECSTATE 96467

Econoff delivered reftel talking points on September 22 to
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Department of
International Economic Affairs. On September 25, MFA
representative Pathcharamon Siriwatana informed Post via
email that the Ministry will send delegates to the FAO
budgetary meeting in Rome the week of September 28 and is
reviewing our talking points but has not yet developed a firm
position on the FAO budget. The MFA message stated the Thai
government,s view is that any budget increase must be &done
carefully8 and should take into account the outcomes of the
FAO meeting in Rome. It also noted that the Thai delegation
is looking forward to discussing the matter with the U.S.
delegates in Rome.
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