WikiLeaks cable: NZ in step with USG views on Taiwanese participation in the OECD

Photo / Mark Mitchell
Photo / Mark Mitchell

February 28, 2008
New Zealand in step with USG views on Taiwanese participation in the OECD

date:2008-02-28T18:33:00
source:Embassy Wellington
origin:08WELLINGTON77
destination:VZCZCXYZ0008 OO RUEHWEB DE RUEHWL #0077 0591833 ZNY CCCCC
ZZH O 281833Z FEB 08 FM AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC
IMMEDIATE 5106 INFO RUEHSS/OECD POSTS COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING PRIORITY 0396 RUEHIN/AIT TAIPEI PRIORITY 0091
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY
0123
classification:CONFIDENTIAL
reference:08STATE20058
?C O N F I D E N T I A L WELLINGTON 000077

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STATE FOR EAP/ANP
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/28/2018
TAGS: PREL, ECON, OECD, NZ...


?C O N F I D E N T I A L WELLINGTON 000077

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STATE FOR EAP/ANP
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/28/2018
TAGS: PREL, ECON, OECD, NZ, CM, TW
SUBJECT: NEW ZEALAND IN STEP WITH USG VIEWS ON TAIWANESE PARTICIPATION IN THE OECD
REF: STATE 20058

Classified By: A/DCM Margaret McKean; Reason: 1.4 (b) and (d)

(C) In a January 28 conversation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Northeast Asia Director David Taylor, A/DCM reviewed reftel points regarding Taiwan. Taylor responded that much of the USG argument "could have been drafted by our people." The GNZ, he said, shares the view that it is inappropriate to lock Taiwan out of processed where there is wider benefit to its participation, and the MFAT official cited the OIE and the WHO as two additional
examples.

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