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Cablegate: Nepalese Forces Deploying to Unamid

VZCZCXRO3194
OO RUEHCI
DE RUEHKT #1116 2841007
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 101007Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9309
INFO RUEHDS/AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA PRIORITY 0211
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING PRIORITY 6689
RUEHEG/AMEMBASSY CAIRO PRIORITY 0033
RUEHLM/AMEMBASSY COLOMBO PRIORITY 6982
RUEHKA/AMEMBASSY DHAKA PRIORITY 2290
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD PRIORITY 5028
RUESKT/AMEMBASSY KHARTOUM PRIORITY 0003
RUEHLGB/AMEMBASSY KIGALI PRIORITY 0001
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 6217
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI PRIORITY 2684
RUEHCI/AMCONSUL KOLKATA PRIORITY 4347
RHMFIUU/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC PRIORITY
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHDC PRIORITY
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 3341

UNCLAS KATHMANDU 001116

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

AF/SPG FOR EMILY BRUNO AND SCA/INS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL KPKO UNSC SU NP
SUBJECT: NEPALESE FORCES DEPLOYING TO UNAMID

REF: STATE 106544

1. (SBU) Due to the Government of Nepal's (GON's) closure
October 6-10, and post's own closure October 6-9, post has
been unable to contact any high-level host government
counterparts to assess the GON's readiness to make good on
its previous pledge to the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur
(UNAMID). However, post has received no indication to date
that perceived opposition by the Government of Sudan to
non-African troop-contributing countries may have forced the
GON to reconsider its pledge to provide troops for UNAMID
(reftel). Many of the 200 Nepalese troops trained by
U.S.-funded programs are already in Sudan; the final of the
three groups is expected to deploy in late October.

2. (SBU) On October 10, post's Senior Law Enforcement
Adviser consulted senior police officials who maintain that
both the Nepal Police and Armed Police Force are prepared to
increase support to UNAMID. The GON would like to train
additional police for UNAMID but cannot proceed until the UN
Peacekeeping Operation administers oral and written
proficiency examinations and provides the GON with a list of
qualified candidates. Post expects to receive a formal
letter from the GON detailing its commitment to UNAMID on
October 14.

3. Minimize considered.
BERRY

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