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UNCLAS ANKARA 000356

SIPDIS


SENSITIVE


DEPARTMENT FOR EB/IFD/ODF, SA/AR, SA/PAB, EUR/SE


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID PREL EFIN AF TU
SUBJECT: INPUT FOR CONGRESSIONALLY MANDATED REPORT ON
AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION

REF: A. 02 SECSTATE 262304
B. 02 ANKARA 7410


1. Post provided Ref A materials on 12/26/02 to MFA
Coordinator for Afghanistan Reconstruction Ambassador Ahmet
Okcun whose office responded with information for reports
required by U.S. Congress.


2. The information below responds to the matrix compartments:


-- Tokyo Pledge in USD million: 5
-- Tokyo Pledge for 2002 in USD million: 1
-- Additonal Expenditures: 1,868,716
-- Total Disbursed: 2,868,716
-- Humanitarian: 188,670
-- Reconstruction: 2,680,046
-- Security: n/a
-- Budget: 600,000
Budget via: AI/ARTF


3. MFA included the following note on the Turkish
contribution:


BEGIN TEXT MFA NOTE:


NOTE ON TURKISH CONTRIBUTION TO AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION
EFFORT


Turkey's pledge for the year 2002 was 1 million USD. 500
thousand USD of this amount was transfered to Afghanistan
Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) on September 24, 2002
(another 100 thousand USD, paid to the Afghanistan Interim
Authority Fund/Emergency Fund previously, is not included in
this calculation), and the remaining 500 thousand USD was
spent for bilateral projects.


At the end of the year, Turkish contribution far exceeded her
pledge of 1 million USD and reached 2,868,716 USD, which
means an additional expenditure of 1,868,716 USD (1,000,000
plus 1,868,716 equals 2,868,716 USD). This being the case
the total amount spent for "bilateral projects" in 2002 is
2,368,716 USD (500,000 pledged plus 1,868,716 equals
2,368,716 USD).


This figure does not include the expenditures made in the
security sector. In addition to 425,000 USD spent within the
framework of ISAF/CIMIC activities and 430,662 USD spent for
the formation of the Afghan National Army, "direct project
assistance" was rendered by the Turkish Armed Forces in
accordance with the bilateral cooperation agreement. The
total cost of the "project assistance" will be calculated
soon.


END TEXT MFA NOTE


4. Embassy note: The figures cited by MFA do not include the
Turkish national funds used to support the deployment and
sustainment of 1,500 Turkish troops to ISAF from February
2002 to February 2003. End Embassy note.


5. Minimize considered.
PEARSON

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