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Title: FOLLOW-UP ON ILC ELECTION DEMARCHE - THAI REACTION

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06BANGKOK52632006-08-29 03:31:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Bangkok
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P 290331Z AUG 06
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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1232
INFO RUCNASE/ASEAN MEMBER COLLECTIVE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 5107
UNCLAS BANGKOK 005263 
 
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SUBJECT: FOLLOW-UP ON ILC ELECTION DEMARCHE - THAI REACTION 
 
REF: A. BANGKOK 5220 
 
     ¶B. SECSTATE 137429 
 
¶1.  (SBU) On August 29, 2006, post followed up on reftel B 
demarche with Ms. Oracha Tanakorn, Legal Officer at the 
Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs, Thailand Ministry 
of Foreign Affairs.  Ms. Oracha explained that a committee 
consisting of representatives from each of the involved 
departments at the MFA would need to convene to discuss the 
ILC elections before a formal recommendation can be made, but 
a meeting date is yet to be determined.  Ms. Oracha remarked 
that given Mr. Michael Matheson's "high qualifications," Thai 
concurrence "should not be a problem."  However, she noted 
that this is "not a guarantee" but the committee will take 
into account "Thailand's good relationship and friendship 
with the United States, and Mr. Matheson's qualifications" 
when considering his candidacy. 
BOYCE