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Cablegate: Bangladesh Unable to Provide Aviation Support For

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKA #0718 1841004
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 021004Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY DHAKA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7012
INFO RUEHLM/AMEMBASSY COLOMBO 8526
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD 2255
RUEHKT/AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU 9762
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI 0730
RUEHAM/AMEMBASSY AMMAN 0128
RUEHRO/AMEMBASSY ROME 0484
RUEKDIA/DIA WASHDC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0122
RUEKDIA/JOINT STAFF WASHDC

UNCLAS DHAKA 000718

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT FOR SCA/PB AND IO/PSC COL MROZINSKI

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV MARR KPKO BG
SUBJECT: BANGLADESH UNABLE TO PROVIDE AVIATION SUPPORT FOR
UNAMID

REF: A) STATE 49277 B) DHAKA 548

(SBU) Following discussions with the Armed Forces Division
(reftel B), Bangladesh Foreign Affairs Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed
Chowdhury July 1 told Ambassador Moriarty the government of
Bangladesh would not have available additional aviation
assets to support the UN-AU peacekeeping operation in Darfur
(UNAMID). Acknowledging the importance of UNAMID's mission,
Chowdhury reiterated Bangladesh's earlier offer of Bell
Utility helicopters (reftel A), which was declined by UNDPKO
as the helicopters did not provide the transport capacity
required.
Moriarty

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