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Cablegate: Elections in Afghanistan: Rokg Seeks Details On

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OO RUEHIK RUEHPOD RUEHYG
DE RUEHUL #2014 2880802
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 140802Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY SEOUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1933
INFO RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHAD/AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI PRIORITY 0115
RUEHSW/AMEMBASSY BERN PRIORITY 0599
RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA PRIORITY 0196
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA PRIORITY 8762
RUEHDO/AMEMBASSY DOHA PRIORITY 0210
RUEHBUL/AMEMBASSY KABUL PRIORITY 0179
RUEHKL/AMEMBASSY KUALA LUMPUR PRIORITY 2687
RUEHKU/AMEMBASSY KUWAIT PRIORITY 0188
RUEHMK/AMEMBASSY MANAMA PRIORITY 0187
RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA PRIORITY 9051
RUEHMS/AMEMBASSY MUSCAT PRIORITY 0041
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI PRIORITY 0696
RUEHRH/AMEMBASSY RIYADH PRIORITY 0155
RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL PRIORITY
RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE PRIORITY 6091
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO PRIORITY 4959
RUEHWL/AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON PRIORITY 0542

UNCLAS SEOUL 002014

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AF KDEM KS PGOV PREL XB XC XD XE XF XG
SUBJECT: ELECTIONS IN AFGHANISTAN: ROKG SEEKS DETAILS ON
OTHER DONOR COUNTRIES

REF: STATE 108855

1. (U) This is an action request. Please see para 3.

2. (SBU) On October 14, poloffs delivered reftel demarche to
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Development Cooperation
Division's Jong-ho Kyun. Kyun noted that Deputy Minister for
Multilateral, Global and Legal Affairs Oh Joon, who headed
the ROK delegation at June 2008 Donor's Conference in Paris,
declared USD 30 million in economic support for Afghanistan
for the next three years. Although no specific amount is
earmarked for the 2009-2010 Afghan elections, the ROKG
assistance would come from this pool of USD 30 million. Kyun
shared that a ROK survey team, made up of more than ten ROKG
officials from MOFAT, Ministry of National Defense and other
agencies, is scheduled to visit Kabul in early November for a
week. The survey team's findings, as well as responses to
the ROKG inquiries indicated in para 3, will contribute to
the final ROKG decision regarding election assistance, Kyun
said.

3. (SBU) The ROKG requested prompt USG response to the
following inquiries:

-- Who are other donor countries and what is their donation
amount?
-- Are there any conditions attached to their donation?
-- Is the USG contribution toward election assistance made
bilaterally or is it deposited in the UNDP?
STEPHENS

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