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Cablegate: Iraq: Italy Unlikely to Contribute to Small

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UNCLAS ROME 000121

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID EFIN ECON IZ IT IRAQI FREEDOM
SUBJECT: IRAQ: ITALY UNLIKELY TO CONTRIBUTE TO SMALL
BUSINESS FINANCE FACILITY

REF: A. SECSTATE 347792
B. ROME 109

(U) ACCORDING TO CONTACTS AT THE MFA IRAQ TASK FORCE, THE
ITALIAN TREASURY, AND (WE ARE TOLD) THE ITALIAN
REPRESENTATIVE'S OFFICE AT THE WORLD BANK, ITALY DOES NOT
APPEAR LIKELY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE IFC IRAQ SMALL BUSINESS
FACILITY (REF A). IN GENERAL, THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT IS MUCH
MORE FOCUSED ON BILATERAL THAN ON MULTILATERAL INVOLVEMENT IN
IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION. SEE REFTEL B.
SKODON

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2004ROME00121 - Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

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