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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Invitation to Unpko Top

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FM AMEMBASSY BEIJING
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6188
INFO RUEHOO/CHINA POSTS COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 2213

UNCLAS BEIJING 002727

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UNGA KPKO CH
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: INVITATION TO UNPKO TOP
CONTRIBUTORS MEETING DURING UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

REF: STATE 97949 (NOTAL)

1. (SBU) On September 22, Post conveyed to the MFA, under the
Ambassador's cover letter, reftel invitation from President
Obama to PRC President Hu Jintao to attend the September 23
event at UN headquarters to honor top contributors of troops
and police contingents to UN peacekeeping operations.
Following up the invitation, PolOff highlighted to MFA
International Organizations and Conferences Department UN
Affairs Division Deputy Director Shen Yinyin that the event
would be conducted at the Head of State/Head of Government
level only, that the goal was a substantive and interactive
discussion rather than consecutive formal remarks, and that
each Head of State/Government should limit his/her
intervention to no more than two minutes. Shen said she
would ensure the information was conveyed to appropriate
officials.
HUNTSMAN

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