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Cablegate: Getting Money to the Tisa

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Diana T Fritz 05/24/2007 04:33:21 PM From DB/Inbox: Search Results

Cable
Text:


UNCLASSIFIED

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM April 12, 2003


To: No Action Addressee

Action: Unknown

From: AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 1748 - UNKNOWN)

TAGS: SNAR, EFIN, AMGT

Captions: None

Subject: GETTING MONEY TO THE TISA

Ref: None
_________________________________________________________________
UNCLAS ABU DHABI 01748

SIPDIS
CXABU:
ACTION: ECON
INFO: DCM P/M POL AMB
Laser1:
INFO: FCS

DISSEMINATION: ECON
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: DCM:RAALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: ECON:TEWILLIAMS
CLEARED: NONE

VZCZCADI303
OO RUEHC RUEHBUL
DE RUEHAD #1748 1021246
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 121246Z APR 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9372
INFO RUEHBUL/AMEMBASSY KABUL IMMEDIATE 0110

UNCLAS ABU DHABI 001748

SIPDIS

STATE FOR INL/RM:PAMELA THORN, SA/PAB AND NEA/ARP
KABUL FOR HENRY WILKINS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SNAR EFIN AMGT AF TC
SUBJECT: GETTING MONEY TO THE TISA

REF: STATE 92142

1. ECONCHIEF CONTACTED UAE CENTRAL BANK OFFICIALS ON
THE MORNING OF APRIL 12, THE FIRST WORK DAY AFTER THE
RECEIPT OF REFTEL. SULTAN AL-SAKEB, THE HEAD OF THE
CORRESPONDENT BANKING DIVISION (WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
MATTERS PERTAINING TO FACILITATION OF TRANSFERS TO THE
TISA IN AFGHANISTAN), STATED THAT THE MOST EXPEDITIOUS
MEANS TO EFFECT THE PROPOSED TRANSFER WOULD BE FOR THE
FUNDS TO BE DEPOSITED - AS HAS BEEN THE STANDARD
OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR SOME TIME - INTO THE UAE CENTRAL
BANK'S ACCOUNT MAINTAINED AT THE NEW YORK FED. THE
ACCOUNT NUMBER THERE IS 021083077, REPEAT, 021083077.
THE USG FOUR MILLION USD TRANSFER TO THE TISA OUTLINED
REFTEL SHOULD BE ANNOTATED "FOR TRANSFER TO MINISTRY OF
FINANCE AFGHANISTAN, ACCOUNT NUMBER 1000-103700-002."

2. AL-SAKEB CONFIRMED THAT ONCE THE MONIES ARE
DEPOSITED INTO THE UAE CENTRAL BANK'S ACCOUNT IN NEW
YORK, HE WOULD BE ABLE TO EFFECT THE TRANSFER TO THE
TISA.

3. MINIMIZE CONSIDERED.
WAHBA

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