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Cablegate: Spain with Eu On Somalia Peacekeeping

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P 261517Z FEB 07
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RUEHLA/AMCONSUL BARCELONA PRIORITY 2475
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RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0312

UNCLAS MADRID 000350

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

AF/E FOR NOLE GAREY
AF/RSA FOR MIKE BITTRICK

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KPKO MOPS PHUM PREL EUN SO
SUBJECT: SPAIN WITH EU ON SOMALIA PEACEKEEPING

REF: STATE 17083

(SBU) Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Spanish
Subdirector General for Sub-Saharan Africa Antonio
Sanchez-Benedito Gaspar on February 16. Sanchez-Benedito
told Poloff that Spain is following the EU position on
Somalia and approved of the 15 million euro reserve created
at the January GAERC to support the AU. However, he said
Spain is not likely to contribute directly at this time.

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