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Cablegate: Friends of Iraq Conference Draft Agenda Passed To

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SUBJECT: FRIENDS OF IRAQ CONFERENCE DRAFT AGENDA PASSED TO
CANADA

REF: A. STATE 56560
B. OTTAWA 693

1. (U) Poloff passed a copy of the draft agenda for the
Friends of Iraq Conference to Iraq Desk Officer David Leach
of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
on May 30. Leach thanked us for keeping Canada in the loop,
but reconfirmed that Canada would not send a representative
to the conference.

2. (SBU) Comment: Canada's minority government feels the
need to steer clear of Iraq military operations in order to
manage its still politically sensitive but militarily
significant mission in Afghanistan. Canada nonetheless
continues to try to play a useful role in Iraq, especially as
a generous donor. Embassy hopes to receive a timely readout
of the conference that we can share with the Canadian
government, especially if we can use it to highlight programs
on which Canada's additional assistance could make a
difference there.

Visit Canada,s Economy and Environment Forum at
http://www.intelink.gov/communities/state/can ada

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