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07STATE141771 2007-10-09 17:47:00 CONFIDENTIAL Secretary of State
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AVIAN INFLUENZA: APPROACH TO NEW INDONESIAN

Tags:   PREL KFLU AMED CASC EAGR EAID ID 
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					  C O N F I D E N T I A L STATE 141771 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
GENEVA FOR HEALTH ATTACHE

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/03/2017
TAGS: PREL KFLU AMED CASC EAGR EAID ID
SUBJECT: AVIAN INFLUENZA: APPROACH TO NEW INDONESIAN
HEALTH POLICY ADVISER LUKITO

REF: A. A) JAKARTA 2663

B. B) JAKARTA 2734

Classified By: EAP DAS Scott Marciel in accordance with
E.O. 12958 for Reasons 1.4(b) and (d)



1. (C) Ambassador Hume met September 28 with an interagency
group
in Washington comprised of representatives from State, NSC,
HSC,
USDA, DOD, HHS and USAID to discuss the avian influenza
sample
sharing and benefits issues. There was general agreement
that we
should not close the door to informal, bilateral, non-binding
exchanges with the Indonesians in the run-up to the November
WHO
Intergovernmental meeting, even as we separately continue
discuss-
ions with like-minded and other governments. Participants in
the
meeting also agreed that there was nothing in the three
elements
laid out by newly-designated Adviser for sample
sharing/benefits
Dr. Widjaja Lukito (ref B) that would prevent us from further
discussions on an informal basis to clarify Indonesia,s
goals and
objectives.



2. (C) As Embassy Jakarta suggested to Lukito, the first
opportu-
nity for a Washington-based member of the U.S. API team to
raise
with Lukito the elements of Indonesia,s (GOI) latest
position (as
outlined ref B) would be on the margins of the Chatham House
Conference on &Pandemic Flu: Toward an Effective Global Pre-
paredness Policy8 in London, October 17-18. Ambassador John
Lange, the Department,s Special Representative on Avian and
Pandemic Influenza and Senior Coordinator of the Avian
Influenza
Action Group, will make a keynote presentation at the Chatham
House meeting.



3. (C) Accordingly, Embassy Jakarta should meet with Lukito
prior
to his departure for the Chatham Houseconference to explore
in
more detail the GOI,s thinking regarding the three elements
pre-
sented by Lukito. Embassy should also inform Dr. Lukito that
Ambassador Lange and other USG officials at the Chatham House
conference are available for informal discussions on the
margins
of the conference.



4. (C) During your meeting with Dr. Lukito, you may draw on
the
following points, as appropriate.

--The U.S. is determined to work with its international
partners
to ensure the continuation and efficacy of the GISN. The GISN
remains central to the protection of global public health.

--Within that context, we are willing to listen to the GOI,s
views
on the issue of benefits outlined in your (Dr. Lukito,s)
initial
presentation of Indonesia,s views to us.

-- Unfortunately, since the beginning of this year, the
situation
with respect to sample sharing within the GISN has clouded
issues
related to the fight against the threat from H5N1 and
Pandemic
Influenza. Our goal is to obtain a clearer understanding on
Indonesia's goals and objectives in an informal setting and
on a
confidential basis.

SIPDIS

--Ambassador John Lange, Special Representative, Avian and
Pande-
mic Influenza, and David Hohman, the Health Attache in our
Mis-
sion in Geneva, will attend the Chatham House Conference
October
17-18 and would be available to meet with you informally.

End points



5. (C) With regard to Ref A,s recommendation for sharing
U.S.
vaccine stockpiles, the Department believes that this proposal
should not be pursued at this time.
RICE