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Cablegate: Manila has No Funds to Support Delegates to Attend Wirec

VZCZCXYZ0008
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHML #0197 0240825
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 240825Z JAN 08
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9494
RHEBAAA/USDOE WASHDC
INFO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC

UNCLAS MANILA 000197

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR OES
STATE FOR WIREC ACTION GROUP LEADER STAN SPECHT
STATE FOR OES SPECIAL ASSISTANT CAMILLE HILL
STATE PASS EXIM, OPIC AND USTR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ENRG SENV TRGY EPET EAID SOCI KSCA KGHG KPAO
OPDC, RP

SUBJECT: MANILA HAS NO FUNDS TO SUPPORT DELEGATES TO ATTEND WIREC
2008

REF: A. STATE 563, B. STATE 559, C. STATE 521
D. 07 STATE 138428, E. 07 STATE 80334

In response to Department's request in Ref A, Post, including USAID,
does not have discretionary funds to send any member of the
Philippine delegation to WIREC. The Philippines anticipates no
problem funding its 10 delegates with its own resources.

KENNEY

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