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Cablegate: Response to Request for Post Follow-Up On Formal

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DE RUEHBUL #0464 0560610
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P 250610Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2981
INFO RHEHAAA/WHITE HOUSE WASHDC
RHEHAAA/NSC WASHDC
RUCPDC/USDOC WASHDC
RUEHC/DEPT OF AGRICULTURE WASHINGTON DC 0090

UNCLAS KABUL 000464

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STATE FOR OES S SPECHT AND C HILL AND EB
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ENRG EPET KGHG KPAO KSCA OPDC SENV SOCI TRGY
XB, XG, AF
SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR POST FOLLOW-UP ON FORMAL
INVITATIONS TO ATTEND THE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY
CONFERENCE (WIREC), MARCH 4-6, 2008

REFS: (A) STATE 15566, (B) KABUL 219, (C) STATE 5835, (D) STATE
2033.

1. As reported Ref (B), seven attendees from Afghanistan will
attend WIREC. The Afghan delegation will be headed by the
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Washington
D.C., the Honorable Said Tayab Jawad. Ambassador Jawad will be
accompanied by six officials resident in Kabul, who are listed
below.

2. Afghan officials' participation is thanks to USAID/Kabul, which
is funding participants 2-5 through its Capacity Building Program,
and thanks to the U.S. Energy Association, which is funding
participants 6-7. ECON/Kabul will ensure that all participants have
received their visas, are registered, and are prepared to attend.

3. Delegation list in order of rank:

-- The Honorable Ambassador Said Tayab Jawad,
Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States;

-- The Honorable Mohammad Ismail Khan,
Minister of Energy and Water;

-- Mir Mohammad Sediq Ashan,
Deputy Minister (Energy Sector), Ministry of Energy and Water;

-- The Honorable Prince Mustapha Zahir;
Director General, National Environmental Protection Agency;

-- Mr. Dad Mohammed Baheer,
Deputy Director General, National Environmental Protection Agency;

-- Mr. Abdul Qadeer Noor,
Chief, Economic Relations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

-- Mrs. Zia Gul Saljoqi,
Chief, Planning Department, Ministry of Energy and Water.

WOOD

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