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Cablegate: Rwanda Unamid Deployment Readiness: Report #3

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PP RUEHGI RUEHMA RUEHROV
DE RUEHLGB #0714 2821508
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 081508Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY KIGALI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5674
INFO RUCNFUR/DARFUR COLLECTIVE
RUEHDS/AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA 0206
RUEHEG/AMEMBASSY CAIRO 0039
RUEHKH/AMEMBASSY KHARTOUM 0029
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0165

UNCLAS KIGALI 000714

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KPKO RW
SUBJECT: RWANDA UNAMID DEPLOYMENT READINESS: REPORT #3

REF: KIGALI 668

(SBU) The UN Pre-Deployment Visit (PDV) team arrived in
Kigali October 7, and began preliminary discussions with
Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) personnel October 8; Mission DATT
also attended. Discussions centered on unit readiness and
deployment schedules, including potential airlift
bottlenecks. The team then proceeded to Gako Training
Center to begin assessment of the first of the four
battalions be deployed to Darfur. The PDV team intended to
assess training, equipment, and operational performance in
the field. Two more battalions will be evaluated October 9,
and the final battalion October 10. The team will conduct
outbriefings also on October 10, and depart the 11th.

SIM

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