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05BANGKOK2699
2005-04-20 09:41:00
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Embassy Bangkok
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THAILAND: COMMUNITY OF DEMOCRACIES

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						UNCLAS BANGKOK 002699 

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KDEM TH
SUBJECT: THAILAND: COMMUNITY OF DEMOCRACIES

REF: STATE 66796



1. (SBU) Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Phantipha
Iamsudha, Counselor, Social Affairs Division of the MFA
International Organizations Division. Phantipha said Foreign
Minister Khantathi will not be able to attend the April 28-30
Community of Democracies Ministerial in Santiago because he
will be accompanying Prime Minister Thaksin on an official
visit to Jordan and Oman. Dr. Pracha Kuna-kasem, senior
advisor to the Foreign Minister, will lead the Thai
delegation. (NOTE: Pracha is a close political ally of the
Prime Minister. He was a founding member of Thaksin's Thai
Rak Thai political party. END NOTE)



2. (SBU) Phantipha said the Thai delegation will actively
participate in the "Second Round Table," but did not offer
any other specific initiatives that Thailand will present at
the meeting. The Thai delegation will not request a
bilateral meeting with the U.S. delegation.
BOYCE