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Cablegate: Cyprus Likely to Donate to Unrwa Flash Appeal To

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OO RUEHAG RUEHDF RUEHIK RUEHLZ RUEHROV
DE RUEHNC #0515 1651445
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 141445Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY NICOSIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7920
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT IMMEDIATE 4276
RUEHJM/AMCONSUL JERUSALEM IMMEDIATE 1912
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS IMMEDIATE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0877

UNCLAS NICOSIA 000515

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

FOR EUR/SE, PRM/ANE, AND NEA/ELA. ALSO FOR USAID.

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON LE KWBG EUN CY
SUBJECT: CYPRUS LIKELY TO DONATE TO UNRWA FLASH APPEAL TO
LEBANON

REF: STATE 78944

Poloff June 12 delivered reftel points to MFA Near East
Affairs Attache Dionysis Dionysiou. Dionysiou responded June
13 that the MFA's Department of Development Cooperation and
Humanitarian Aid (CyprusAid) would likely target its annual
voluntary contribution to UNRWA (15,000 CYP, approx USD
34,500) to aid Palestinian refugees displaced in Lebanon.
The MFA favored upping the donation to 30,000 CYP, he
revealed, and has sought approval from the ROC's Council of
Ministers for the increase. Dionysiou added that CyprusAid
was also considering two other projects in Lebanon, including
one to improve sewage systems there.
ZIMMERMAN

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