Viewing cable 08SEOUL936
Title: ROKG RESPONSE TO UNSC RESOLUTION ON SOMALI PIRACY

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08SEOUL9362008-05-07 07:32:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Seoul
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/19/2017 
TAGS: EWWT KCRM KS PHSA PHUM PREL SO XW UNSC
SUBJECT: ROKG RESPONSE TO UNSC RESOLUTION ON SOMALI PIRACY 
 
REF: STATE 47531 
 
Classified By: POL M/C Joseph Yun. Reasons 1.4(b/d) 
 
¶1. (C) In a 7 May meeting with poloff, Kie-joo Kim, MOFAT 
Director of Security and Counter-terrorism Division, said the 
ROKG will both support the reftel points in their entirety 
and actively court the support of the Asian elected members 
on the UN Security Council (UNSC), Indonesia and Vietnam. 
Kim, however, expressed reluctance to directly interfere in 
the deliberations of permanent UNSC nations such as China. 
He stated the ROKG preferred to exert influence on the 
permanent members through participation in an Informal 
Consultative Group led by Spain.  Kim further said the ROKG 
supported the Informal Consultative Group's effort to draft a 
demarche to the UNSC and UN Secretary General. 
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