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Cablegate: Dod-State 1206 Conference Summary

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O 160757Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4745

UNCLAS JAKARTA 001386

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FOR PM/PPA ROSATI

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR ID
SUBJECT: DOD-STATE 1206 CONFERENCE SUMMARY

REF: STATE 62729

1. Post has reviewed draft guidance and template and believes
they provide a constructive framework for Defense-State
coordination at post.

2. Our sole comment pertains to II.d. of the template. We
were somewhat surprised by the reference to "the normal
budget process" and presume this simply means that funding
under Section 1206 is drawdown funding and therefore not part
of the traditional process of negotiating specific amounts
for individual components of the assistance budget. If this
is in fact the case, we see no problem with that language.
HEFFERN

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