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1. (C) Although it has yet to receive a formal invitation for
the second meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear
Terrorism, China tentatively believes that Director General
for Arms Control and Disarmament Zhang Yan will head China's
delegation to the Ankara meeting, MFA Arms Control Department
official Yu Dunhai told poloff December 21. China's review
of reftel documents for the meeting is nearly complete, Yu
said, noting that eight of the 12 Chinese agencies MFA had
asked to review the documents have already sent comments.
China is aware of the deadline suggested by co-chairs and
will provide its substantive reply as soon as possible, he
2. (C) China took note of the agenda item in which partner
nations would propose candidates who might join the Global
Initiative at the third meeting later in 2007, Yu said.
China would like more details from the American and Russian
co-chairs about their suggestions of which nations would be
good candidates to join the Global Initiative, Yu said.