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Cablegate: Netherlands/Cuba: Embassy & Government Plans For

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RR RUEHAG RUEHDF RUEHIK RUEHLZ RUEHROV
DE RUEHTC #0388 1291544
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 081544Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY THE HAGUE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1414
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE
RUEHUB/USINT HAVANA 0060
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 4436

UNCLAS THE HAGUE 000388

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KDEM PHUM NL CU
SUBJECT: NETHERLANDS/CUBA: EMBASSY & GOVERNMENT PLANS FOR
SOLIDARITY DAY

REF: A. SECSTATE 45792
B. SECSTATE 46997

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED. PLEASE PROTECT ACCORDINGLY.

1. (SBU) Concerning reftel A request, Embassy The Hague plans
to host a meeting with Charge d'Affaires and local NGOs that
are active in promoting human rights in Cuba. Post will
approach Washington officials with a proposed DVC or
telephone interview with a leading Dutch paper ahead of May
21.

2. (SBU) Concerning reftel B request to contact host
government, Poloff spoke with the Cuba lead at the Dutch MFA,
Senior Policy Advisor Jan Jaap Groenemeijer, concerning Dutch
plans for Cuba Solidarity Day. FM Verhagen does not plan to
organie any event, and Groenemeijer was not aware of any
other plans by the government or NGOs for an evet in the
Netherlands.
Gallagher

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