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Cablegate: Nepal: No Plans to Participate in Upcoming Global

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O 010836Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8417
INFO RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING PRIORITY 6462
RUEHLM/AMEMBASSY COLOMBO PRIORITY 6777
RUEHKA/AMEMBASSY DHAKA PRIORITY 2066
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UNCLAS KATHMANDU 000486

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR ISM/WMDT, T (TIM KATSAPIS), S/CT AND SCA/INS
DTRA FOR RICH SPENCER AND ANNELI POOLAKESE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM PREL PTER KGIC KNNP BA NP
SUBJECT: NEPAL: NO PLANS TO PARTICIPATE IN UPCOMING GLOBAL
INITIATIVE EVENT

REF: A. STATE 38571
B. STATE 37720

Nope, Still Not Playing
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1. (SBU) On April 24, Rudra Nepal, Under Secretary for UN
and International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, told Emboff that the Government of Nepal (GON) would
be unlikely to send any delegates to the Inaugural Global
Initiative Information Portal Advisory Committee meeting in
Tallinn, Estonia, June 2-4 (Ref A). The Under Secretary said
he did not know when the GON would establish an
inter-ministry committee to handle Global Initiative issues.

Bahrain Welcomed
----------------

2. (U) Rudra Nepal welcomed Bahrain as a partner nation in
the Global Initiative (Ref B). He expressed interest in the
number of countries that have joined the Global Initiative in
recent months.
POWELL

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