|05BANGKOK5128||2005-08-10 05:07:00||UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY||Embassy Bangkok|
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UNCLAS BANGKOK 005128
1. (U) This is an action request. Please see para 3.
2. (SBU) Poloff delivered demarche (reftel A) to Chutintorn
Gongsakdi, Director of International Economic Policy at MFA;
Katanawadee Kalayanamit, International Organizations/Peace,
Security and Disarmament Division at MFA; and Amornsate
Singha, Director of the North American Division at MFA. In
subsequent conversations, Katanawadee confirmed -- following
interagency meetings involving the MFA, Ministry of Public
Health and Office of Atoms for Peace -- that the RTG has made
the decision in principle to implement the IAEA Code of
Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources.
Manoon Aramrattana, Secretary General of the Office of Atoms
for Peace, will lead the Thai delegation to the September
IAEA General Conference in Vienna and will consult with IAEA
officials on how to implement the Code of Conduct.
3. (SBU) ACTION REQUEST: MFA has requested guidance on how
other countries have implemented the IAEA Code of Conduct.
Specifically, they have requested a sample letter that other
countries have sent to the IAEA Director acknowledging
implementation of the Code of Conduct that they can use as a
model. Post requests Department provide a sample letter and
guidance on implementation that we can pass to the RTG.
Guidance can be sent to Embassy POC, Colin Crosby, Political
Officer. Unclass: CrosbyCT2@state.gov; Class:
4. (SBU) Separately, Katanawadee reported that the decision
to endorse the IAEA Additional Protocol has been finalized
and has been sent to the Cabinet for a formal decision
(reftel B). Katanawadee said an affirmative decision is
expected from the cabinet in the near term.