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Cablegate: Tanzania: Response to Unmee Demarche

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P 040911Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY DAR ES SALAAM
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7362
INFO RUEHDS/AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA PRIORITY 3287
RUEHAE/AMEMBASSY ASMARA PRIORITY 0334
RUEHBS/AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS PRIORITY 1395
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 0370
RUEHNR/AMEMBASSY NAIROBI PRIORITY 0918
RUEHNY/AMEMBASSY OSLO PRIORITY 0274
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS PRIORITY 0279
RUEHRO/AMEMBASSY ROME PRIORITY 0280
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY

UNCLAS DAR ES SALAAM 000154

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AU PGOV PREL ER ET TZ
SUBJECT: TANZANIA: RESPONSE TO UNMEE DEMARCHE

REF: STATE 017730

1. (SBU) Tanzania's Minister of Foreign Affairs and
International Cooperation, Bernard Membe, assured Ambassador
Green February 27 that President Kikwete is fully briefed on
the refusal of the Eritrean government (GSE) to provide fuel
to United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).
As Chair of the African Union (AU), Kikwete has instructed
Membe and other members of his AU team to work closely with
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to exert pressure on the GSE
to cooperate and supply the needed fuel. Post will report
any updates that may become available through the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs' AU Department.
GREEN

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