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Cablegate: Talking Points Regarding Visa Waiver Program

Published: Fri 1 Dec 2006 04:04 AM
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PP RUEHWEB
DE RUEHWL #0958 3350435
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 010435Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3565
C O N F I D E N T I A L WELLINGTON 000958
SIPDIS
SIPDIS
CA, L/CA, AND EAP/ANP
E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/01/2016
TAGS: CVIS PREL NZ
SUBJECT: TALKING POINTS REGARDING VISA WAIVER PROGRAM
DELIVERED TO NEW ZEALAND MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
REF: STATE 191878
Classified By: ADCM Kathy Hadda for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).
(C) Embassy delivered talking points per reftel to Ministry
of Foreign Affairs (MFAT).
While there was no immediate reaction by NZ officials, Post
will ensure that any questions
or comments generated by the announcement will be forwarded
to Consular Affairs.
Post has also had subsequent discussions with New Zealands's
Security Intelligence
Service on enhanced data exchanges. Many of the ideas alluded
to in the announcement
are already in place here; others are under discussion with
GNZ officials
McCormick
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