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E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/14/2017 TAGS: PREL, OVIP, EAID, ECON, KCRM, AJ, GG, MD, UP, JA SUBJECT: JAPAN WILL HAVE FIRST MEETING WITH "GUAM" COUNTRIES
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Classified By: Political Minister Counselor W. Michael Meserve. Reason s: 1.4 (b) and (d).
(C) Embassy Tokyo Political Officer delivered reftel demarche June 15 to MOFA Central and South Eastern Europe Division Principal Deputy Director Tatsuya Machida. Machida said he was "very grateful" for the information and that it would provide an "excellent reference" for Japan's first-ever meeting with the "GUAM" (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) organization in Baku. Deputy Foreign Minister Mitoji Yabunaka will represent Japan in the meeting, showing the government's commitment to the "Arc of Freedom and Prosperity" policy articulated by Foreign Minister Aso in November 2006. Machida finished by reiterating his gratitude for the non-paper, saying he looked forward to more information sharing after the meeting. SCHIEFFER