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Cablegate: Vietnam Response On Unsc Summit

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FOR EAP/MLS MARC FORINO

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TAGS: PREL PGOV KNNP
SUBJECT: Vietnam Response on UNSC Summit

REF: 09 HANOI 858; 09 STATE 88789

1. On September 16, Foreign Ministry Assistant Director
General Mai Phan Dzung delivered to PolChief a letter from
Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet to POTUS confirming Triet's
attendance at the UNSC Summit on nuclear non-proliferation. In his
letter (see paragraph two for informal translation), Triet
expresses Vietnam's willingness to work with the international
community to stem the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and agrees
the Summit offers an important opportunity to strengthen
international cooperation in this important area.

2. Begin text:

Hanoi, September 16, 2009

Mr. President:

It is my pleasure to receive your invitation to the Summit of the
United Nations Security Council on nuclear non-proliferation and
nuclear disarmament to take place on September 24 in New York
during the month that the United States holds the Council's
presidency.

Non-proliferation and disarmament of nuclear weapons is a task
crucial to the survival of mankind. The progress on the matter has
strong implications on the assurance of international peace and
security as much as it reflects a long-lasting cherished aspiration
of human beings. As a country that underwent many losses of war
itself, Vietnam fully understands and seeks to make its own
contribution to this cause.

Vietnam shares the common concern on the current deadlock in
negotiations on nuclear disarmament and the challenges against the
process of non-proliferation of these destructive weapons. In that
context, I agree with Your Excellency that the upcoming Summit of
the Security Council is extremely significant as an opportunity to
strengthen international cooperation and further promote the
Council's role in the pursuit of a nuclear-weapon-free world.

Recognizing the importance of the Summit, on the basis of Vietnam's
consistent policy for peace, arms-race prevention and considering
the mutual relationship between our two countries, I am honored to
inform Your Excellency that I will head the Vietnamese delegation
to participate in the Summit. Vietnam's high-level delegation will
make its best contribution to the success of the Summit.

I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to Your Excellency the
assurances of my highest consideration.

Signed

Nguyen Minh Triet

President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

End text.

3. Post sent the original diplomatic note to EAP/MLS via the
diplomatic pouch.
Michalak

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