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Cablegate: Canada Seeks Greater Coherence in Global

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SUBJECT: CANADA SEEKS GREATER COHERENCE IN GLOBAL
INITIATIVE TO COMBAT NUCLEAR TERRORISM

REF: STATE 123059

1. (SBU) After receiving reftel demarche points and
non-paper, Department of Foreign Affairs and International
Trade (DFAIT) Senior Policy Advisor for Non-proliferation
David MacDuff said on November 20 that Canada believes the
Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) is
struggling to find direction and coherence. MacDuff
commented that he hoped the GICNT partners can find consensus
in the coming months on a comprehensive strategy that is
"coherent and progressive." He said the group's work agenda
needs to be coherent in the sense that it should follow a
well thought out strategy, rather than a "scattershot
approach" based on which expert can be rounded up to attend a
particular meeting, or seeking to satisfy competing
inter-agency interests by including any and all themes.
MacDuff added that the work agenda should also be
"progressive" in the sense that each experts' meeting should
build on the previous one and each meeting should have some
thematic relationship to the previous one.

2. (SBU) MacDuff promised to coordinate with Public Safety
Canada to generate specific comments on the model guidelines
document and provide them directly to the POCs.

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