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10NEWDELHI135 2010-01-25 12:03:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy New Delhi
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INDIA: ENGAGING POSTS ON THE SECRETARY'S SPEECH ON

Tags:   ECIN PREL XC XE XU ASEAN APECO ARF IN 
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TAGS: ECIN PREL XC XE XU ASEAN APECO ARF IN
SUBJECT: INDIA: ENGAGING POSTS ON THE SECRETARY'S SPEECH ON
ASIA-PACIFIC MULTILATERALISM

REF: STATE 2965

(SBU) We discussed reftel points regarding the USG role in
Asia-Pacific regional institutions during a January 21
conversation with Gaurangalal Das, Director for East Asian
Affairs at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. Das
expressed overall appreciation for the approach enunciated in
the Secretary's January 12 speech, and he contrasted the new
approach favorably with that taken by the previous U.S.
administration. He stated that India views Asia-Pacific
multilateral fora primarily as means to promote and increase
trade and investment links. When asked about the Secretary's
speech reference to a possible trilateral dialogue between
India, Japan and the U.S., Das said he believed the matter of
a formal dialogue had already been discussed without
conclusive outcome among senior officials of the three
governments.
ROEMER