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Cablegate: Freetown Demarche Delivered: U.S. Special Envoy

VZCZCXYZ0000
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHFN #0150 0881235
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 281235Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY FREETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 1816

UNCLAS FREETOWN 000150

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT PLEASE PASS TO PM/WRA MIKE WILLIAMS AND STEPHANIE PICO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS PGOV PREL PTER MARR PARM SL
SUBJECT: FREETOWN DEMARCHE DELIVERED: U.S. SPECIAL ENVOY
FOR MANPADS THREAT REDUCTION APPOINTED

REF: SECSTATE 30482

1. On March 26, Embassy Freetown delivered a diplomatic note
to the Sierra Leone Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
International Cooperation to inform them of the appointment
of Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. as the Special Envoy for
MANPADS. Post also provided relevant background information
on efforts being made by the U.S. to combat the MANPADS
threat.
PERRY

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