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Cablegate: Kuwait On Support for Polish Stabilization Forces

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

S E C R E T KUWAIT 003409



E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/28/2013

REF: STATE 210590

Classified By: ADCM John G. Moran for reasons 1.5 (b) and (d)

1. (S) The Ambassador delivered reftel demarche to Foreign
Minister Shaykh Dr. Mohammed Al-Sabah during their July 28
meeting (other topics septel). The FM said Kuwait had
already agreed in principle to supporting Polish forces, as
long as the burden was also shared by other nations. He
added that Prime Minster Shaykh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah had
already verbalized the GOK's intent to do so to Secretary

2. (S) Dr. Mohammed said Kuwait was in the process of
conceptualizing how it could make in-kind contributions to
the Poles. When asked for specifics on these plans, the FM
said the GOK was considering providing catering and/or
transportation services to the Polish forces. He also
acknowledged that GOK contributions would go beyond such
assistance in kind.

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