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Cablegate: Preview of the President's Announcement On the Way

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SUBJECT: PREVIEW OF THE PRESIDENT'S ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE WAY
FORWARD IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN

REF: STATE 122731

1. (SBU) Acting DCM conveyed reftel points previewing the
President's announcement on the way forward in Afghanistan
and Pakistan to MFA Asian Affairs Department Director General
Yang Yanyi December 1. A/DCM expressed U.S. hope that China
would publicly and strongly endorse the President's strategy
and international efforts to achieve our shared goals of
stability and development in Afghanistan and Pakistan. MFA
Asian Affairs Department Pakistan Division official Du Yue
subsequently informed PolOff that Foreign Minister Yang
Jiechi would provide an authoritative PRC response to the
preview of the President's message during a scheduled
December 1 phone call with the Secretary.
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