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05BANGKOK5443
2005-08-24 08:07:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Bangkok
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CHINESE VICE PREMIER WU YI TO VISIT THAILAND IN

Tags:  PGOV PREL CH TH 
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L BANGKOK 005443 

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR EAP/MLS, EAP/CM
PACOM FOR FPA HUSO

E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/22/2015
TAGS: PGOV PREL CH TH
SUBJECT: CHINESE VICE PREMIER WU YI TO VISIT THAILAND IN
SEPTEMBER

REF: BANGKOK 5393

Classified By: Ambassador Ralph L. Boyce. Reason 1.4 (a and d)



1. (C) At a dinner he hosted for the Ambassador on August
22, Chinese Ambassador to Thailand Zhang Jiuhuan confirmed
information contained in reftel that PRC Vice Premier Wu Yi
is scheduled to visit Thailand in September. Zhang explained
that Wu would spend three or four days in either Bangkok or
PM Thaksin's hometown of Chiang Mai during which time she
would meet with Thaksin and other Thai officials. Zhang
indicated that the purpose of Wu's visit was to discuss
bilateral economic and commercial issues and that the
commercial/economic section of the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok
was arranging details of the visit. PRC Political Officer
Zhang Ying suggested that PRC Commerce Minister Bo Xilai
might also accompany Wu on the visit. Ambassador Zhang said
that Wu's visit was the first visit to Thailand by a
Politburo member since he arrived in the Kingdom a year ago.



2. (C) During the dinner, Political Section Director Tao
Yihong confirmed that Thai Foreign Minister Kantathi
Suphamongkhon would be stopping in Beijing in late August on
his way to Pyongyang to discuss North Korean issues generally
and the Six-Party talks with Chinese officials.



3. (C) Embassy Bangkok stands ready to debrief Chinese
Embassy officials about the Wu visit or other matters and
would welcome any suggested lines of inquiry from Embassy
Beijing. Point of contact is PolOff Mark Lambert.
BOYCE