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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered On Darfur Equipment And

VZCZCXRO9682
PP RUEHGI RUEHMA RUEHROV
DE RUEHLGB #0295 1191251
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 281251Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY KIGALI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5260
INFO RUCNFUR/DARFUR COLLECTIVE
RUEHDS/AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA 0162
RUEHDK/AMEMBASSY DAKAR 0122
RUEHDR/AMEMBASSY DAR ES SALAAM 1109
RUEHLG/AMEMBASSY LILONGWE 0093
RUEHOU/AMEMBASSY OUAGADOUGOU 0049
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0119

UNCLAS KIGALI 000295

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV KPKO RW
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON DARFUR EQUIPMENT AND
TRAINING PROGRAM

REF: STATE 41413

1. (SBU) DATT and Pol/Econ Chief delivered reftel demarche
on April 25 to General Patrick Nyamvumba, J4 at the Ministry
of Defense. PAE contractor Riaan Slabbert and AF/SPG
contractor Bob Goosey accompanied. USG team presented a
training and support services list to General Nyamvumba,
which the General greeted with great enthusiasm, noting that
it tracked very closely with an equipment list submitted by
the Rwanda Defense Forces several months ago. Mission POC
for this program are: the Defense Attache's Office, Major Ron
Miller and Sergeant First Class Jonathan Platt.

2. (SBU) Mission responds as follows to reftel paragraph 8
items "a" through "d":

a) Delivery of diplomatic note: delivered
b) Host government POC: General Patrick Nyamvumba, J4
(logistics chief).
c) Customs and VAT exemptions: General Nyamvumba pledged to
work to provide this as soon as possible.
d) Storage warehouse: General Nyamvumba offered in principle
to provide secure space without charge at Kanombe Military
facility, near to Kigali's international airport, subject to
inspection by PAE and agreement on twenty-four access
procedures.
ARIETTI

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